James Dondero is a successful alternative credit manager in Dallas, Texas; James started his path to success at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he studied accounting and finances, earning a bachelor of science for both. It didn’t take him long after graduating for James to receive an offer from JP Morgan Chase & Company. He created a financial training program that worked out so well for the company that it landed him his dream job at American Express. James would manage over one billion dollars of fixed income funds for American Express clients between the years of 1985 and 1989 before accepting his next great position. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero. He would soon receive an offer to be the Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary, and with his guidance, he soon made the company a two billion dollar success story. It wouldn’t be until 1993 that James Dondero would decide it was time to establish an alternative investment firm or his own, and so that year Highland Capital Management headquartered in Dallas, Texas. James would soon have million’s and help to run a successful company, all while earning himself respect within the community of his peers. Follow James on Linkedin. It was never enough to sit on his fortune, James always had a passion for giving back to the city of Dallas, Texas; And so, every fiscal year, the President and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero, set aside three million dollars in the budget to support philanthropic efforts. Some examples of the places that have found support from Mr. Dondero and his team at Highland Capital Management are the Perot Museum of Natural Science, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Uplift Education, and the Snowball Express. Another example of the sort of initiatives that James likes to support, is the Family Place, a shelter for men in the city of Dallas that are victims of domestic violence and are in need of a safe location to go. The housing has an around-the-clock crisis hotline with empathetic and kind staff on hand and is close to medical care if needed.
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