James Dondero is the CO Founder and President of the company called Highland Capital Management that is located in Dallas, Texas. Dondero first founded the company in 1993. The company is a credit market that works as an investment manager and is one of the largest alternative credit managers. There is a vast number of specializations within the company such as credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations, etc. Visit jimdondero.com to know more about him.
James Dondero received his Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia. For four years he worked with American Express, managing about $1 billion in funds. He then worked with Protective Life’s GIC as a chief investment officer. Within the four years he worked as a chief investment officer he helped the business grow to over $2 billion. Dondero now has over 30 years of experience working with credit markets. He has experience with bonds, bank loans, mortgage backed securities, market debt, stocks and more. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.
James Dondero is a hard working man who is not only involved with business but also is a major philanthropist and is an active supporter for community based development projects. Dondero has recently been involved with a major project, the re-establishment of hippos at the Dallas Zoo. It had been a long 15 year since there were hippos at the zoo and it left many overwhelmed with happiness. In 2001 when the zoo’s famous hippo passed away, the hippo exhibit was abandoned. But James Dondero was able to make a $1 million donation through his investment firm and this helped to construct the exhibit. It is called the Highland Capital Lodge and is 5000 square feet with displays and different views of the hippos and their habitat. This includes an under water view making it possible to see a 3000 pound submersed ‘river horse’ in a 120,000 gallon African waterhole. Bringing the hippo exhibit back has caused an increase in the number of daily visitors. There are now two jovial hippos that were brought in from different parks with a smooth transition to their new home. Dondero made it possible with the donation from his company to have these majestic beauties brought back to the zoo.