James Dondero is the President as well as founder of Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital Management is currently based out of Dallas Texas. Mr. Dondero focuses on High Yield as well as Distressed investing. In addition, he concentrates on finding credit solutions for both retail as well as institutional investors. James Dondero enjoys anything that presents a challenge weather work related or a personal matter.
*Other Experience & Affiliations:
James Dondero is also currently Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare and Nexbank. In addition, Dondero is also an Board Member of MGM Studios.
Prior to Highland Capital Management, James Dondero was an Investment Officer at Protective Life Insurance Company. Mr. Dondero contributed to the development of the GIC Subsidiary during his tenure with Protective Life.
Prior to working Protective Life Insurance Company, Dondero served as a Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express. However, when James Dondero was first hired by Protective Life he worked as an Portfolio Manager quickly advancing to an Corporate Bond Analyst position with the company. As Corporate Bond Analyst, Dondero handled high net worth corporate accounts in excess of $40 million dollars.
*Impressive Education Credentials:
James Dondero received a B.S. in Business from the University of Virginia. In addition, he also attended the McIntyre School of Commerce with a dual type Degree in Accounting and Finance. Mr. Dondero is also an Certified Management Accountant.
James Dondero is hard working and quite ambitious. He also gives a great deal of time and money to support a variety of charities that he considers meaningful.