James Dondero leads a successful career in the financial industry, and it all started with his education at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. It was here that James would earn his Bachelor of Science Degrees in both accounting and finances. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork. After graduating, James accepted his first real position in the field of economics at JP Morgan Chase & Co; He was responsible for a financial training program that did so well it launched him into the next season of his career. The next step for James Dondero was to work his dream job at American Express, which entailed the management of over $1 billion in fixed income funds between the years of 1985, and 1989. He would do his work with such success that Protective Life offered James the title of Chief Investment Officer for their GIC Subsidiary. James gladly accepted this position with the company and quickly turned it into a $2 billion success story with his guidance and expertise. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
It wouldn’t be until 1993 that James would Co-Found and become the President of Highland Capital Management in Dallas, Texas. The alternative investment firm keeps Mr. Dondero busy enough; However, he has always had a passion for giving back to the people in his community. For example, James and his philanthropy team at Highland Capital Management do what they can to support the organizations with initiatives to improve the state of education and healthcare for their residents. James Dondero has also donated to the Perot Museum of Natural Science, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. Another example of his generosity, are the donations given by Mr. Dondero to The Family Place, a Dallas based shelter for men that are victims of domestic violence. The housing is close to medical care and features a 24-hour crisis hotline for those that need to reach out for help.
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