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 nexpointliving.com 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.