James Dondero is a financial genius, well-known in the state of Texas. He began his successful career over 30 years ago. He started as an analyst in 1984 while in the Morgan Guarantee Training Program. Mr. Dondero earned two University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce degrees. Majoring in Finance, and Accounting, Dondero graduated with high honors. One year later, James Dondero took a Corporate Bond Analysis position with American Express. He left in 1989 after managing fixed income funds totaling around $1 billion.
Dondero is an expert on equity and credit markets, with a stellar career path. Today, James Dondero is the co-founder and reigning president of Highland Capital Management. This prestigious company is worth upwards of $14 billion. It’s safe to say the “Jim”, as friends and relatives know him by, has a knack for numbers. He has grown company money and assets to mind-blowing proportions. Highland has received awards and accolades from prominent business leaders and organizations.
Mr. Dondero has a heart for people. He is involved with several charitable causes. These include uplift Education, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, SMU’s Tower Scholars Program, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Snowball Express and, close to his heart, Education is Freedom. James Dondero believes in giving back to his community. Many of these charitable causes benefit Texas residents. Dondero wants all children to have a great education.
Aside from his busy job duties, Mr. Dondero finds time to act as Chairman of the board for NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and NexPoint. This tireless man also sits on the boards of MGM Studios and American Banknote.
Mr. James Dondero has blazed trails in the finance world for decades. This esteemed and successful business leader remains humble and grateful for all that he has. Dondero is often found working with his favorite charities. His example is an inspiration to young people everywhere. A hearty Texas, “hat’s off to you sir,” is certainly well deserved.