Nate Burns is a managing director and healthcare portfolio manager at Highland Capital Management, L.P. In his role, he oversees the healthcare investments across Highland’s multibillion-dollar investment platform, covering a range of asset classes and investment strategies. He also serves as a portfolio manager for all dedicated healthcare vehicles, including a long/short equity fund, a private credit vehicle, and a private equity fund. Mr. Burns joined Highland from Ripplewood Holdings, a global private equity firm focused on control-oriented buyout, distressed, and special situations investments across a variety of industries. At Ripplewood, Mr. Burns was responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions, as well as actively leading portfolio company operational and financial restructuring initiatives. Prior to joining Ripplewood, he was an analyst in the Global Technology Mergers & Acquisitions group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Burns received a B.S. in analytical finance and economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Wake Forest University and an MBA, with Dean’s Honors and Distinction, from Columbia Business School. Mr. Burns is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.