Mr. Okada is Co-founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer of global alternative investment firm Highland Capital Management, L.P. where he oversees the investment activities across the firm’s multibillion-dollar investment platform. With over 30 years of experience in credit markets, Mr. Okada is regarded as an innovator in alternative credit investing. Mr. Okada is also devoted to a number of philanthropic and civic causes, with a focus on education, faith-based service, and Japanese-American relations. He is chairman of the board of directors of Education Is Freedom, a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides college preparatory services for underserved students. He is also chairman of the board for Common Grace Ministries, Inc., a board member of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society, and a trustee at the Japanese American National Museum. Additionally, Mr. Okada serves on the executive board of Dedman College Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.