James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management in Dallas Texas. Mr. Dondero founded Highland in 1993 and with his leadership Highland Capital Management offers many different award winning products and solutions for their customers and has approximately $13.5 billion in assets and holds a reputation of being the largest alternative credit managers in the world.
In 1984 James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Finance with highest honors. In the same year Mr. Dondero was accepted into the JPMorgan & Co. Morgan Guaranty training program that started his career as a analyst. Read this article at barrons.com.
After the Morgan Guaranty training program James Dondero work as a Corporate Bond Analysis with American Express in 1985. When he left American Express in 1989 he was a portfolio manager for about $1 billion fixed income funds.
Then Mr. Dondero was Chief Investment officer of Protective Life’s GIV, which was founded in 1989 and grew to $2 billion with Mr. Dondero playing a significant leadership role. Soon after James Dondero founded Highland Capital Management.
James Dondero is also in many diffrent boards. He holds Chairman seats on the board of NextBank, Nexpoint, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical, as well as holding seats on the board of American Banknote and MGM Studios.
He also supports several charities such as George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Education if Freedome, Snow Express, Uplift Education and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program. Read more about James at Crunchbase.
James Dondero makes his community of Dallas Texas and the rest of south texas a major part of his life by helping with these charities and more. He and Mary Jalonick formed Highland Dallas Foundation Inc for this purpose. The foundation helps Veterans, Educational needs, Health care concerns and various other organizations all over South Texas.
Recently James Dondero has added Lindo Owen to The Dallas Foundation to help connect with organizations in North Texas as well. Which is were Highland Capital Management gave The Family Place a $1 million challenge grant. The Family Place is a shelter for Men who are victims of domestic violence.