Highland Adds Five to Sales Staff

Highland Capital Management, L.P., a Dallas-based investment management firm, has added five members to its sales group for non-traded and mutual fund products.

Daniel Church, Anthony Hazen, Kevin Helwig, Michael Klisares and Matthew Selman were named regional sales directors to focus on the independent broker/dealer channel. They represent Highland’s entrance into the independent channel and non-traded products business.

Church joins from Franklin Square Partners, where he served as regional marketing director. Church was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Wheaton College.

Hazen was previously at BlueRock Real Estate, where he served as regional vice president for western regional sales. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and international relations from the University of California in San Diego, and a master’s in business administration from University of Washington.

Helwig joins from Ascendant Capital/KBR Capital Markets, where he served as managing director and national sales manager. Helwig holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona.

Klisares comes to Highland from ICON Investments, where he was regional vice president for the Midwest. Klisares has more than 20 years of experience as a wholesaler. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University.

Selman was previously with Dividend Capital Securities, where he was vice president and regional director. He has a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing and professional selling from Kennesaw State University.

Highland also took on four regional sales consultants; all new hires report to Brian Mitts, who heads up distribution in the independent broker/dealer channel. Highland has approximately $19 billion in assets under management.