James Dondero is a co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. The company deals with financial investment and management. Some of the services that it offers include managing hedge funds, mutual funds, REIT’s, separate institutional accounts, private equity funds and ETFs. Under Mr. Dondero’s leadership, the company pioneered the development of Collateralize Loan Obligation market.
Before working with Highland Capital Management, James Dondero worked for Protective Life GIV subsidiary as a Chief Investment Officer. He has also worked as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express. James Dondero launched his career in 1984 before he graduated from university. The analyst got admitted to a training program by Morgan Guaranty during that year.
Mr. Dondero has over 30 years’ experience in the credit management industry. He has been able to lead Highland Capital Management towards various profitable milestones. Mr. Dondero administers and oversees the daily activities of the company. The investment company has been recognized numerously by different valuable stakeholders.
James Dondero is affiliated with various renowned companies where he holds prestigious roles on their boards. These Include Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; he holds the position of a director, Cornerstone Healthcare Group as the chairman, NexBank SSB, as the director, NexBank Capital, as the chairman of the board of trustees.
James Dondero graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accounting, Finance) at the University of Virginia. In addition to this, he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Management Accountant.
James Dondero is a passionate philanthropist, and he has been able to contribute to several worthy causes in the Dallas area. Some of them include Dallas Zoo construction of a Hippo facility; Education is Freedom organization, Uplift Education, Perot Museum of Natural Science, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Snowball Express, Capital for Kids, and The Family Place and many others.