The co founder of Highland Capital Management James Dondero was recently appointed to the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. With this new appointment, James and his firm Highland Capital Management will expand its influence on the school. It has already committed itself to the school by endowing it with the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars.
This program helps recognize and encourage students to pursue a number of academic and professional opportunities. As a result, Dondero’s appointment to the school will help provide it with the direction it needs to help students reach their full potential in both the classroom and the workplace.
James Dondero is the co founder of a finance firm called Highland Capital Management. For over two decades, James has built this firm into one of the top companies in the finance industry. He has used this company to meet the demand for numerous organizations that are looking for the most effective asset management.
Dondero has introduced a number of services such as management of hedge funds, equity securities and also collateralized loan obligations. By offering these services, Dondero will always be able to help numerous companies grow their wealth and also invest their capital more wisely. With the success of his firm, James has been able to expand it to other locations such as Brazil, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
Dondero attended the University of Virginia and studied both accounting and finance. This provided him with the foundation he needed to learn about the finance industry. He graduated from college with high honors and began his career working as a credit analyst. Over the course of his career, he would move on to other positions of more responsibility.
According to NexBank, at the peak of his working career, James Dandero would attain the position of chief investment officer. While working at this position, he would help manage up to $2 billion worth of assets for large corporations such as American Express. After working as an employee, James decided to start up his own firm in 1993. When not running his firm, James devotes time to philanthropic causes such as veterans affairs, education and public policy.