The article published Dallas foundation’s website titled “James Dondero” highlights a partnership between two entities. The joint venture is between Highland capital management and Dallas foundation. The two organizations had a common goal of improving lives of people living in Texas. Highland capital management is the leader of alternative investment management and has many years of experience offering investment consultancy to its clients. Dallas foundation is reputable as the best in managing donor and philanthropic services.
According to the article, the president and co-founder of highland capital management, James Dondero, and his team had been on the lookout for an organization that could manage their philanthropic budget of over 3 million dollars. When they met with the president of Dallas foundation, Mary Jalonick, they realized that they had common aspirations and could work on strategies that would be effective in changing and improving the communities within and around Texas. This led to the birth of Highland Dallas foundation to support and work under Dallas foundation.
Dondero is the leader and co-founder of highland capital management and stays in Dallas, Texas. He is experienced in the credit and equity management markets, where he has over 30 years practice. His main area of the focal point has been on the distressed and high-yield investing. He is also the current chairperson of Nexbank, CCS Medical and cornerstone healthcare.
Mr. Dondero is currently a board associate at MGM studios and American Banknote. Philanthropically, he has been dynamic in the areas of education, public guiding principle and on the concerns of the veterans. Before HCM, he worked as a chief investment officer, where he was very instrumental in bringing up GIC, a subsidiary of the protective life. Dondero was employed as a bond forecaster at American express from 1985 to 1989. He moved to portfolio manager in the same organization. His analyst profession began in1984 at Morgan guaranty training.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he graduated with highest honors of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi. He holds dual majors in finance and accountancy from McIntyre School of commerce. He is licensed to use chartered financial analyst designation because he is a certified management accountant.