James Dondero is the President of Highland Capital Management and NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors of various companies including the MGM Studios, American Banknote Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank, NexPoint Residential Trust Inc., and the CCS Medical. He was one of the earliest pioneers of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO).
Mr. Dondero has worked over three decades in the credit and equity markets. He holds dual majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst designation holder.
James Dondero started his career at Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984 as an analyst. He then joined American Express as the Corporate Bond Analyst and later the Portfolio Manager. He worked with GIC’s Protective Life subsidiary where he helped grow the business to over $2billion as the Chief Investment Officer.
James then co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993, an investment advisor and alternative credit management company. The company has over $21 billion in assets with headquarters in Dallas, Texas and offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Seoul, and Singapore.
On October 4, 2016, James Dondero announced a $1 million challenge grant to help the Family Place raise funds for its Legacy Campaign. The campaign will run until April 2017. Following the announcement, the organization has already raised $200,000 towards the Legacy Campaign and they need the final $2.8 million to reach the $16.5 million target.
The Highland Dallas Foundation under the Highland Capital Management will match 50% of any funds contributed to the campaign up to $1 million.
The funds raised in the Legacy Campaign will be used in construction and supporting the activities of the Central Dallas Counseling Center for the family violence victims. Learn more about James Dandero: https://www.nexbank.com/james-dondero.htm
The facility, named in honor of Ann Moody will include 13 emergency shelter bedrooms, medical clinic, different types of counseling rooms, a hotline/ call center and spaces for job training. The facility will also host the Be Project, which gives education on prevention of bullying and teen dating violence. The Ann Moody Place is designed to provide services and protection to the over 2000 victims of family violence in Texas annually.