Who is James Dondero?
James Dondero is a multimillionaire entrepreneur who co-founded Highland Capital Management. Jim Dondero attended the University of Virginia Mcintire School of Commerce where he studied finance and accounting. Dondero is a CFA, CMA and CPA. Dondero started off his career by working at J.P. Morgan Chase; there, he served as an analyst trainer. Next, Dondero joined American Express; there, he served as both a portfolio manager and a corporate bond analyst. In the late 1980’s, Dondero joined Protective Life; there is where he met his future partner Mark Okada. In 1993, Dondero and Okada teamed up to create Highland Capital Management.
More on Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management is an elite investment firm. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, but it also has offices in New York, Argentina, Brazil, Singapore and South Korea. This investment firm has a variety of investment vehicles that it uses across its unique investment platform. Highland Capital Management has a diverse array of clients including governments, public pension plans, and individuals with high net-worth
How James Dondero Gives
Ever since Dondero relocated to Dallas, Texas he was determined to use his company’s wealth to benefit the community. In order to serve the community in the best way possible, he created the Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. This is a philanthropic sector of his company. Through this foundation, the company has donated tens of millions of dollars to different charities and foundations. These are foundations that give scholarships, sponsor fairs, support libraries, build habitat for animals, give shelter and food to homeless and support professional development training. James Dondero has used his experience and expertise to create a world reknown company, and he has used proceeds from his company to improve the lives of people in need.