James Dondero is a passionate man who is always willing to improve the lives of Dallas people. As a CEO and the current president of Highland Capital Management, James has achieved much. His excellent work started back when he decided to study. With his two degrees, his new accounting and finance studies from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School also gave him more knowledge.
Due to his in-depth financial knowledge, he landed his dream work at American Express which some sometime after working with JPMorgan Chase & Co, which was his starting job. From 1985 to 1989, James worked in two companies where he managed stocks of over $1 billion at Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary and transformed the investment to $2 billion.
From 1993 when James Dondero started his company, he has earned much reputation both in the United States and all over the world. This investment is responsible for credit hedge funds, equity accounts and managing of an array of credit accounts. Highland Capital Management is the leading and the largest alternative credit managing company that you may come across. His company is more than an investment firm.
With his company, James Dondero has been associated with in many charitable organizations in Dallas. Most of his work with these philanthropic firms is to improve the life of Dallas people. For instance, he is involved in Dallas Zoo project. This was a project that was closed after the death of the famous old hippopotamus. To revive the happiness of the hippo lovers in Dallas, Mr. James and other associates donated $14 million. Due to his help, people who visit Highland Capital Lodge have the ability to hippos.
Apart from helping Dallas Zoo project, Highland Capital Management and his CEO and its president Mr. James is also involved in supporting education. Some of the educational organizations that have received the help include George W. Bush Presidential Library and the Perot Museum of Natural Science. For those who know Highland Capital Management, you will support me when I say that this is one of the successful firms. Due to that, The Dallas Foundation is proud to be associated with it.