James Dondero is a co-founder of an investment adviser and credit manager firm, Highland Capital Management (HCM). He is locally involved in charitable giving and has partnered with Mary Jalonick to manage a philanthropic budget of over $3M. Mary is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dallas Foundation. The foundation has achieved a lot in the nonprofit community in North Texas. James and Mary created effective, bold and inspirational strategies that led to the formation of Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. James has been a supporter of healthcare, veteran and education initiatives in Dallas. He offers multi-year grants which are essential to non-profit organizations as they are a long-term source of funding. Linda Owen was recently hired to concentrate on the Highland Dalllas Foundation Inc. to improve the quality of life in North Texas. Linda is experienced and has relations with the community having been former CEO and president of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
James Dondero is a highly experienced Certified Management Accountant who is the current president of HCM, and in-charge of operational initiatives and strategic investments. Highland Capital Management is an industry leader in products such as credit hedge funds, private equity, CLOs and Short-term and Long-term investments. He has vast experience in credit and equity investment and is a pioneer of Collateralized Loan Obligations. The Chartered Financial Analyst is an alumnus of the University of Virginia where he studied Bachelors of Commerce with a major in Accounts and Finance.
He previously worked as an analyst at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. James also worked as the chief investment officer at the Protective Life Subsidiary of GIC Company. He also worked at American Express where he was in charge of fixed income funds of up to $1Billion.The investment mogul has received several awards and accolades such as the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities in 2014 and 2014 5 Star Designation for Global Allocation by Morning Stars. James is actively involved as a board of director in companies such as NexPoint Residential Trust Inc., NexBank, MGM Studios, American Banknote Corp., Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical. James is a philanthropist and has supported organizations such as The Perot Museum, The Bush Presidential Library and The Dallas Zoo.