James Dondero: A Leader, businessman and Role Model
James Dondero, known as Jim to his friends and family is a role model, philanthropist, and exceptional leader. He is currently the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. MR. Dondero graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1984 with dual majors in accounting and finance. James has over 30 years of experience in the equity market industry where he made his fortune and began his immaculate career.
James’s career began as a humble analyst, but seeing his excellent academic record and exceptional accreditation as a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), American Express was quick to hire him in 1985. James left American Express to Join Protective Life and in just a few years Dondero would become the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary where he would turn the small subsidiary into a multi billion-dollar firm. Visit nexpointliving.com to know more about James Dondero.
After several years of experience and leadership with JP Morgan, American Express, and Protective Life, James began his newest and most ambitious adventure in 1993. That year, James Dondero would become the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital Management offers many investment services including, hedge fund management, structured investment and distressed investment fund consultation and managerial services. Currently, Highland Capital Management and its affiliates at NexPoint manage over $13.5 billion in assets. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
James Dondero’s dedication, philanthropic ideals and exceptional leadership has led to the Dallas Business Journal naming Highland Capital Management as one of the best places to work in 2015. James’s charitable donations and philanthropy have earned him the title, Dallas’s Philanthropy Hero. His donations to the Dallas community have increased the opportunities and accessibility to earn an education in the Dallas -Fort worth area. James and Highland Capital Management have donated millions to improving the local Universities, charitable organizations and local businesses such as the Dallas zoo. His donations have created partnerships and led the way for other businesses to increase their social responsibility.
Everyone loves James, his employees and the entire Dallas community owes him a debt of gratitude. He is an exceptional businessman, entrepreneur and role model.