James Dondero has become one of Dallas’ most beloved businessmen and philanthropists. He continues to work to make sure Dallas grows in a positive direction. As a business man, James Dondero has spent years in the credit and equity worlds. James Dondero is currently the president of Highland Capital Management. James Dondero began his financial career in 1984, after receiving multiple degrees from the University of Virginia. James Dondero is both certified as a management accountant and as a chartered financial analyst. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
James Dondero originally worked for American Express but then joined Protective Live and their GIV subsidiary taking on the role of Chief Investment Officer. James Dondero serves on the board of several key organizations including NexPoint and MGM Studios. James Dondero has financially supported several Dallas based organizations including the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Education is Freedom, Snowball Express, Uplift Education and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program. James Dondero recently became even more beloved in Dallas after giving $1 million to the Dallas Zoo, helping bring back the Hippos to the zoo. James Dondero was able to help the zoo completely rebuild the habitat and make it more versatile allowing for underwater viewings and private functions. James Dondero and his Highland Capital Management take pride in the Dallas Community and are willing to help in any way possible.
Once Highland Capital Management became bigger and got more involved in the community. Highland Dallas Foundation was established to help James Dondero decide which charitable causes to help. James Dondero has taken on all types of causes including: veterans, education and healthcare issues. Over his working life, James Dondero has gained extensive experience in portfolio management, which included high-yield bonds, stocks, derivatives and regular stocks. During his time at American Express, James Dondero was responsible for $1 billion in fixed income funds for the company. James Dondero has been a talking point in several recent articles, discussing both his business knowledge and James Dondero and his company’s community outreach with the help of his company. He continues to help make the Dallas community stronger. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.