James Dondero is the president, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital Management. He resides in Dallas, Texas, and currently oversees investment strategies and operations in retail and institutional products. He also acts as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at NexPoint Hospitality. Dondero is on the Board of Directors of both American Banknote and MGM Studios, and is Chairman of the Board for CCS Medical Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare.
James Dondero’s heartfelt dedication to helping to provide greater educational opportunities for children of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is nothing short of philanthropic. With donations through Highland Capital Management, James has made a huge difference in the lives of millions in the Dallas region.
Highland Capital Management has announced a $1 million challenge grant to help The Family Place meet its $16.5 million charity drive goal. It donated $1 million to the Dallas Zoo, which used the funds to create a 4,485 square feet Highland Hippo Hut for educational displays and special events at the zoo. The company has also donated $2 million to Southern Methodist University, providing undergraduate students with education in public policymaking, study-abroad opportunities, unique access to top global leaders and well as unique, classroom-free senior-year internships. Read more about James Dondero at Nexpoint Advisors.
James Dondero was an original pioneer of the CLO, the Collateralized Loan Obligation.
With such a big heart and compassion, it’s no surprise that Highland Capital Management has been named as one of the best places to work in Dallas.
He and a business partner founded Highland Capital Management in 1993, and he has lived and worked in the Dallas area for over 20 years.