James Dondero is the President and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management and has over three decades of experience in the markets of credit and equity. Dondero has helped to develop the Collateralized Loan Obligation market and has also helped to expand solutions for retail and institutional investors globally.
James Dondero is a philanthropist who is a strong supporter of public affairs, veteran affairs, and education. He has been previously involved with creating the subsidiary for Protective Life and he has also served as Corporate Bond Analyst and Portfolio Manager at American Express.
Dondero was an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty program in 1984 and he graduated form the University of Virginia. He earned his highest honors from the McIntire School of Commerce with majors in both Accounting and Finance. Dondero is a Certified Pubic Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Management Accountant.
Dondero is a big supporter of numerous charitable activities and events including the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Education is Freedom program, and Uplift Education. He also supports the Perot museum of Natural Science, Snowball Express, and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program. Read more about James Dondero at Nexpoint Advisors.
James Dondero is Chairman of the Board to Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, NexBank, and NexPoint. He is also on the board of MGM Studios and American Banknote.
James Dondero is thoroughly committed to helping to provide many educational opportunities to those living in the Dallas area. He is also very committed to helping improve the Dallas and Fort Worth areas through various programs and generous donations.
Dondero has recently announced the generous donation of $1 million form Highland Capita Management to help fund The Family Place. Another $1 million donation has helped to fund the Hippo project at the Dallas Zoo. The donation has helped to greatly improve the zoo and increase its visitors to help create more revenue to help the animals and to keep the zoo going.
Dondero has greatly helped Highland Capital Management to achieve great success under his guidance and he still continues to improve the company. He is also continuing to better the Dallas community any way that he can.