The Amazing James Dondero

James Dondero is currently the president of Highland Capital Management which is a company that he co-founded with Mark Okada. James Dondero has really helped Highland Capital Management become more focused on high-yield investing and collateralized loan obligations. Visit to know more about James Dondero. From the years 1985 to 1989, James Dondero worked as a corporate bond analyst and portfolio manager for American Express and that experience gave him detailed knowledge about the financial world. Between the years of 1989 and 1993, James Dondero helped Protective Life from inception to over 1 billion dollars when he was the Chief Investment Officer at Highland Capital Management. James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia and has received his CPA, CMA, and CFA.


James Dondero awarded a 1 million dollar challenge grant for The Family Place, which is a nonprofit organization that helps and supports victims that suffer from violence within their family. The grant will go through the Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. and up to 50 percent of money that is raised for The Family will be matched by Highland Capital Management. The Family has raised over 175,000 dollars for the Legacy Campaign and it will be matched by 50 percent because of the Highland Dallas Foundation Inc. The Family Place only needs around 3 million dollars to reach their goal of 17 million and with the help of Highland Capital Management, it should be a very viable goal for them. The CEO of The Family Place, Paige Frank states, “For anyone considering this effort to provide life saving shelter and life changing services to family violence victims, this is a tremendous opportunity to multiply the impact of their gift.” Follow James on Linkedin.

Brian Bonar Wins Executive of the Year Award

Financial and business services executive, Brian Bonar, honored as Executive of the Year by the Cambridge Who’s Who® registry. Bonar was recognized for his accomplishments, leadership abilities, and impressive record of giving back to the community in the financial sector. “I am truly honored and would like to thank the Cambridge Who’s Who for this recognition,” said Bonar.

Each year the competition is intense and Cambridge Who’s Who bestows the Executive of the Year Award upon an individual whose contributions and accomplishments have had an impact in their field and has stood out during the year. Since 1975, Cambridge Who’s Who has honored top executives and has more than 250,000 inductees on their registry. Learn more about Brian Bonar: and

Award recipient, Brian Bonar built his career as an employer business solutions professional. He founded Smart-Tek Automated Services, Inc. in 2009, turning it into the area’s most respected staffing company’s, and over the past seven years, Brian Bonar has delivered on employer solution strategies for major corporations and brands. “Brian Bonar possess what is unquestionably pivotal qualities an effective leader must retain – vision, and clear communication that is convincingly consistent,” and “His achievements inspire everyone to strive for success,” said one associate.

Brian Bonar has been a successful finance professional for decades, and has held key financial leadership roles in the industry. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Engineering, and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, Bonar accepted his first role with IBM as a procurement manager, successfully using his superb analytical skills,and managing the job as primary point of contact between the business and its suppliers. Read more: TREP Brian Bonar Insider Trades for Trucept Inc.

Bonar continued to move forward and proved his leadership capabilities at QMS as the Director of Engineering. From there, he was promoted to President of Marketing and Sales at Rastek Corporation. Succession up the ladder moved Bonar to new challenges at Adaptec, Itec Imaging Technologies, and Allegiant Professional Business Services.

Today, Brian Bonar is Chairman and CEO at Trucept, Inc, Delrada Financial Services, and Smart-Tek Automated Services, Inc., serving as a rare example of commitment and a devotee of performance and triumph.

About Delrada Financial Services

Delrada is a leading staffing service that helps clients diminish the juggling by providing employee solution programs that help to improve efficiency, such as reduced costs, streamlined processes, overall increased profits.

About Smart-Tek Automated Services

Smart-Tek Automated Services is a leading IT employee staffing firm serving a wide range of small to mid-sized businesses, and is ranked as a top agency in back office solutions. Read more: Brian Bonar Receives Professional Networking Community’s Highest Honor