Dallas, Texas is a thriving city in the north of Texas with a vibrant economy. There are also many local businessmen who are well-known and respected within the community for their personal success and contributions to the city. The size of Dallas means there is a wide variety of these business leaders, many of whom know each other well. And, among this upper echelon of local businessmen, James Dondero is easily positioned as one of the most respected business professionals in Dallas for his corporate development focus and investment strategy in the area. But, his highest regard may be for the philanthropic work conducted by his company Highland Capital Management.
James Dondero is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital Management and its subsidiaries, focused on both international and local investment. Industries of note that draw the investment attention of Highland Capital range from healthcare companies to pension funds to real estate in the state of Texas. The location of the investment opportunity is not always as important as the viability of a solid return while assisting entrepreneurs and managers fund their particular operations. James Dondero’s track record of success speaks for itself and is recognized by the Dallas city leaders as well as the local population.
One of the most important contributions Dondero and Highland Capital make to the North Texas area is contributions to local organizations that provide facilities making Dallas a great place to live, such as the Dallas Zoo. Highland Capital Management has recently agreed to partner with the Dallas Foundation to provide funding for specific projects within the area along with beginning a campaign drive to enhance organization contribution funds.
In addition, James Dondero serves on the board of directors for several corporations, including American Banknote Corporation, MGM Studios, Nexbank, Nexpoint, CSS Medical and Cornerstone Health. A graduate of the University of Virginia, James Dondero relocated to Dallas following graduation and began his career to becoming a renowned investment professional and unique philanthropist who now has accumulated over 30 years of financial investment experience.