James Dondero graduated ΒΓΣ (Beta Gamma Sigma) from UVA (University of Virginia), with a B.S (Bachelor of Science) in Commerce, with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting, in the year 1984. He is a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), he is allowed to use a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.
He works for Highland Acquisition Corporation as Chief Executive Officer (COO) and COB (Chairman of the Board). Dondero is the Secretary and President of Highland Acquisition Corp from April 25, 2016. He works for NexPoint Hospitality Trust as a COB and President.
Sinc 1993, Dondero has been the president and managing partner of Highland Capital Management (HCM). He co-founded HCM in the year 1993, and still, he manages the private equity firm. His responsibility is ensuring and determining the execution of operational initiatives and strategic investment of HCM.
From 13, 2015, Dondero has been working for NexPoint Residential Trust (NXRT) as the Chairman and President. Since Sept. 25, 2012, he has been serving NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund as a Portfolio Manager, and he is still the co-founder of the company. Dondero works for the company, NexPoint Capital as Portfolio Manager, Principal Executive Officer, and President. He is the Founder, Portfolio Manager, and President of NexPoint Advisors.
ManagerDondero is a supplier of MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, services and systems, and secure documents. He’s a philanthropist, and he supports initiatives in public policy, affairs of veterans, and education.
Dondero has total FUM (funds under management) of almost $20 billion. He has over three decades in the equity and credit markets. His experience in portfolio management includes common stocks, preferred stocks, derivatives, emerging market debt, high-yield bonds, leveraged bank loans, investment grade corporations, and mortgage-backed securities.
Dondero co-founded Highland Floating Rate Fund (HFRAX) and worked for the company as a Portfolio Manager, and is now working for the company as a COO and president. He worked for Guaranteed Investment Contract (GIC) for Protective Life Corporation as a CIO (Chief Investment Officer) for four years.
Dondero started his career working at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company as an analyst, in the year 1984. He works as the Chairman of CCS Medical Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, and Cornerstone Healthcare Group. He serves on the B of D (Board of Directors) for American Banknote, MGM Studios, and Cricket Communications. LLC.
James Dondero makes a perfect example of a true leader, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist.