James Dondero is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital management, a principal investment consultancy firm based in Dallas. Their experienced investment managers are uniquely positioned to provide unique investment and financial services to its clients.
James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia majoring in Accounting and Finance. He has worked for close to 30 years in the financial industry as a Certified Management Accountant and financial expert. Among the companies he has worked for and held top leadership positions include CCS Medical Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare, and American Banknote.
Dondero founded Highland Capital Management to provide financial services on investment management, hedge funds, and structured investment. Due to the quality standards of services and critical leadership to its clients, the company has grown to become a major player in the industry.
Apart from being a successful business personality, Dondero is a passionate individual who is dedicated to raising the social status of other people in his community through charity donations. For this reason, he partnered with The Dallas Foundation to start up a charity organization known as Highlands Dallas Foundation.
Dondero chose to partner with The Dallas Foundation due to their long experience working with other not-for-profit agencies in the North Texas community. Such a partnership was necessary for Highland Dallas Foundation to be able to enhance sustainability in other nongovernmental organizations that were focused on improving the status of their communities.
Before starting Highland Dallas Foundation, Dondero has been supporting community initiatives that provide health and education services. Through his charity foundation, he expanded his support to include other organizations such as The Dallas Zoo, The Bush Presidential Library, and Perot Museum.
To further increase his philanthropic support, Dondero employed multi-year grants. Recently, Dondero and The Dallas Foundation appointed Linda Owen to link Highland Dallas Foundation to non-governmental organizations working in North Texas.
Linda Owen was employed due to her extensive experience having worked as the president and CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. During her tenure, she developed solid relationships with various community organizations. Her extensive experience managing various community programs made her suitable for the position at Highland Dallas Foundation.