James Dondero: President of Highland Capital Management
James Dondero is currently the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P. in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1993, Highland Capital Management is an investment management firm that mainly manages hedge funds and distressed investment funds. This corporation is not only in the United States, but they also have firms in New York City, London and even Singapore! This company has been extremely successful, reporting a little over 18 billion dollars in assets as of 2014. With every successful business comes an intelligent leader. Although he did not do it all alone, Dondero has been a huge asset to Highland Capital Management. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
James Dondero acquired is education from the University of Virginia. While attending this University, James Dondero received the highest honors. Later at the McIntire School of Commerce, he decided to acquire dual majors in accounting and finance. Already setting standards and reaching goals, he also earned many certifications. Some of the certifications he has received are the CPA, CMA, and CFA. CPA is a Certified Public Accountant. CMA is a Certified Managerial Accountant. Lastly, CFA is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
Setting a great example as the president of Highland Capital Management, L.P. Dondero has made the executive decision to award a one million dollar grant to help The Family Place, Dallas. On top of their large donation, they also offered to pay fifty percent of whatever they make. The Family Place, Dallas is an organization that focuses on supporting the victims of family violence. Highland Capital Management decided to announce their support at The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon located at the Hilton Anatole in the city of Dallas. Due to the grateful help of Highland Capital Management, The Family Place has been receiving an immense amount of donations. They received 200,000 dollars in donations from Highland Capital Management’s donation. Due to their agreement, they are also giving fifty percent of the earned 200,000, meaning they will be donating an additional 100,000 dollars. As they have displayed extremely great character. Not only are they concerned about being a successful business, but they help others achieve greatness as well.