James Dondero is a successful businessman who is also the President and Founder of Highland Capital Management. Mr. Dondero’s experience spans from many years having worked in the equity and credit markets and with a strong focus on distressed investing and high yield investing.
Since it started back in the year 1993, his company has been in a position to become the pioneer when matters related to the development of loans with collateral are concerned,developing credit oriented solutions as well as helping retail investors from around the world with finance are concerned.
Before joining Highland Capital, he was GIC’s Chief Investment Officer and was very instrumental in bringing the company from inception to figures exceeding the $2 billion mark between the years of 1989 and 1993. Prior to joining the company, he was the Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express before then becoming the Portfolio Manager in the same company. He made his professional career debut in 1984 when working for the Morgan Guaranty training program.
James is well educated and it’s no surprise that he is able to carry out his responsibilities with so much knowledge. He is a University of Virginia graduate who was able to get the highest honors (Beta Gamma Sigma as well as Beta Alpha PSI). He is also a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce with a double majors in Finance and Accounting. He also received the highest certification as a Certified Public Accounting.
He is also involved in a lot of philanthropy activities that are related to improving the living standards of communities. He is still involved in a lot of public office work and currently serves as chairman of CCS Medical, NexBank as well as Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also an active board member for a wide array of institutions involving the MGM Studios as well as American Banknote.
James can be well described as an individual who truly believes in the value for hard work. He is strategic and manages to make a mark not only to his own self but to the community at large as well.