James Dondero is the President and a co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Dondero’s firm is based out of Dallas, Texas and has grown to be the largest asset management service of its kind in the United States. With James Dondero at the helm, Highland Capital is now managing over $15 billion in assets. He also holds or has held board positions at many other notable corporations including American Banknote and MGM.
At the present time, James Dondero has over 30 years of experience in credit management and advisory. Before his creation of Highland Capital Management, Dondero was the chief investment officer for a new branch of a large insurance corporation. From 1989 to 1993, he played a key role in growing the branch from its conception to a subsidiary worth over $2 billion.
Aside from notable business endeavors, James Dondero has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to philanthropy and charity. Dondero has donated to Education is Freedom, an organization that seeks to provide assistance for youth who may be at risk and are pursuing a degree from college. He and his firm Highland Capital also made a contribution of $1 million to The Family Place during its fundraising campaign.
Dondero excels at working with different global markets when creating investment opportunities for clients. He has previously put his experience and knowledge into writing for various news publication such as Huffington Post. Though his firm Highland Capital has a presence around the world, Dondero shows a strong commitment to keeping philanthropy efforts more close to home and improving local communities.
James Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. Dondero holds numerous certifications related to his occupation including Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Managerial Accoutant. From previous work, he has extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector which allows him to serve as Chairman of the Cornerstone Healthcare Group.