James Dondero is a businessman with over 30 years of experience within the credit and equity markets. Through his experience in these fields, he was able to co-found the company Highland Capital Management, where he is the President. While there he has focused the company around collateralized loan obligation. In this section of retail, his company has been able to thrive as the leader in developing the market. Along with their specialty in this section of the market, they also offer solutions to retail and institutional investors. Highland Capital Management solves these client issues through the credit solutions they offer. On top of his work at Highland Capital Managment, James Dondero is also the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank. However, before his succesful work at these established companies, he started his career in 1984 at the Morgan Guaranty training program. From there he moved on to be an analyst at American Express.
He was able to achieve this business success because of his perseverance and his success in college. James Dondero graduated from University of Virginia with high honors from the McIntire School of Commerce. At the McIntire School of Commerce, he successfully completed a double major of finance and accounting. The knowledge he gained here is what made it possible for him to propel his career into the succesful one he has now. James Dondero, however, has not forgotten about the community that made this career possible. He shows his support to the community through helping out initivatives to improve education, help out veterans, and improving public policy. This has made him a successful businessman, but also a caring individual who has greatly contributed to the community.
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