James Dondero is one of Texas’ premiere investment experts. He is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management in Dallas, Texas. Dondero has more than 30 years of experience in the financial world including credit and equity markets. Dondero launched Highland Capital in 1993 and has continued to see his company grow. Highland Capital specialized within the Collateralized Loan Obligation market. Dondero has also begun developing credit solutions for investors globally.
James Dondero also serves as chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexbank. Dondero has become very philanthropic and has supported education, veteran’s affairs and public policy initiatives. James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia and the McIntire School of Commerce, receiving dual majors in accounting and finance. James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant in Dallas, Texas.
James Dondero and Highland Capital Management donated $2 million to Southern Methodist University, which provides study-abroad opportunities and exposure to public policymaking. Dondero and HCM have also given funding to Capital for Kids, which is a program that is made up of investment management leaders who assist children in need and provides education programs for low income families.
Dondero and HCM helped bring back hippos to the Dallas Zoo with their $1 million donation. Their funds provided for a 5,000-square-foot center that is used for private functions. James Dondero and Highland Capital Management hopes to continue to help those in need who call Texas home. Dondero has gained strong praise for local leaders across the state and in Dallas.