James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He currently stays in Dallas, Texas. Dondero is experienced in credit and the equity markets that focus entirely on the high yielding and distressed investments.


Since it was started, Highland Capital Company has been leading in not only the collateralized loan obligation but also in the development of credit oriented solutions targeting the retail and institutional investors around the globe.


Dondero also executes his functions as the chair of CCS Medical, Cornerstone health care and Nexbank. He also serves as a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote.


Philanthropically, Dondero is actively involved in supporting various initiatives in education, public policy and veteran’s affairs. While working as the Chief Investment Officer, James Dondero assisted in the building of GIC subsidiary of the Protective Life.


Dondero started his work while working as an analyst in the training program of Morgan Guaranty. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was able to graduate with the highest honors in accounting and finance. He is also a recognized management accountant, and he has been able to earn the privilege of using the chartered financial analyst designation.


According to PRNewswire, Dondero was recently appointed to be the member of the executive board of the Southern Methodist University in the Cox School of Business. Highland Capital Management has been showing a lot of commitment to the programs at the Southern Methodist University. Highland capital has been supporting the Tower Scholars, which is a program that was established to recognize and also to encourage the professional and academic pursuits in the public policy.


According to the PRNewswire, the Cox School found at the Southern Methodist University has been contributing to the vibrant business community located in Dallas. Dondero has been appreciating the honor of providing assistance to the various growth initiatives currently underway in Dallas.


The executive board of the Cox School of business is made up of 100 members who are appointed. Most of these members have a nonacademic background, and their primary role is to provide advice to the business school. The executive board members do meet three times in a year mainly in the fall, winter and also in the spring.


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