James Dondero is a resident of Dallas who graduated from the University of Virginia with accounting and finance degree. He earned designations of CMA,CPA,and CFAin the field and then went into the industry to start his career journey. James worked as a credit investor before starting his own business. He has over three decades of experience in the investing industry.
In 1993, James founded Highland Capital Management where he is serving as a president. Highland Capital Management is a leading company in the development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation market offering award-winning services. Moreover, the company provides solutions for both institutional and retail investors globally.
At American Banknote and MGM Studios, James is a board member of executives. Also, James is a member of the board of directors at Nexbank Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical. Dondero was a Corporate Bond Analyst and a Portfolio Manager at American Express between 1985 and 1993. Mr. Dondero began his analyst career in 1984 after undertaking the Morgan Guaranty training Program. Between 1989 and 1993, James Dondero worked to build the GIC subsidiary of protective life where he worked as the Chief Investment Officer. Later, James established Nexbank Company where he serves as the President.
Moreover, James Dondero is a philanthropist and has supported many organizations in Dallas. One of his most recognized charitable acts was when he donated to the reconstruction of a state-of-the-art at Dallas Zoo. This construction favored Dallas residents as they needed not to travel to Africa to see hippos again. Dallas residents appreciated James Dondero’s as it meant a lot to them. He has donated to so many other organizations such as Education is Freedom Charity, Snowball Express, Uplift Education and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program among others.
Also, at the Jernigan Capital, James Dondero is a board member. Jernigan Capital is a company that mainly deals with lending loans to support the needs of the society. James Dondero is passionate about providing the residents of Dallas with the best services in all aspects of life. Dallas residents have appreciated James Dondero notable presence in their lives.