James Dondero is the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management found in Dallas, TX. Highland Capital Management has donated millions to the Dallas area with a special interest in education.
James first graduated from the University of Virginia obtaining a bachelor of science in accounting and finance. From there he completed a financial training program at JP Morgan and then moved over to work for American Express. He managed fixed income funds amounting to $1 billion. Later, Jim would go on to hold the position of chief investment officer at Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. This began only as a startup and with in five years, James would help grow this to over $2 billion.
In addition to being the President and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, he also serves on the board of directors at MGM Studios, NexBank, American Banknote Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. Highland currently has an estimated $14.9 billion in assets under its management.
James Dondero is a dedicated philanthropist. He has helped form partnerships around the Dallas area to help open up opportunities for education. One partnership includes the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. They seek to help leaders of the future through education. Also included is Capital for Kids. This is made up of volunteers who are investment management professionals. They help to provide children from low-income families with a quality education.
With his continued contributions to his company and his community, James Dondero is a valued citizen of Dallas