James Dondero, Co-founder, President, And Grant Provider

James Dondero, Highland Capital Management, L. P.’s 1993 co-founder, along with Mr. Mark Okada. Mr. Dondero is also Highland’s President and uses his 30+ years of experience in equity markets and credit to center mainly on distressed and high-yield investments. Mr. Dondero is also President and Chairman of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc., the Chairman of NexBank Capital, Inc., Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holdings, Inc., and C.C.S. Medical, Inc., and is a member of the board of MGM Holdings, Inc. and Jernigan Capital, Inc..Mr. Dondero also serves on The Executive Board of Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. Highland Capital Management, L.P. Is located in Dallas, Texas. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
James Dondero is an avid philanthropist and seriously backs education initiatives in public policy and veteran affairs. He is a CFA, CMA, and CPA, President and Secretary of highland Acquisition Corp. as of April 25, 2016, and is also the Dallas Hedgefund Manager. He is an
SEC-registered advisor and, including affiliates, has over $13 billion in assets under his management. Mr. Dondero has made Highland Capital Management one of the most experienced and most prominent alternative credit managers globally. Highland Capital Management, L.P. is also included on the list of Best Places To Work in Money Management by Pensions and Investments for 2017. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
James Dondero announced, in the week of October 7, 2016, that his firm, Highland Capital Management, L.P., had awarded a $1 Million challenge grant to a top Dallas organization that endorses family violence victims, helping them find a way to get out of their dangerous, violent situations.
This $1million grant was given to The Family Place to help them raise the last $2.8 million for their Legacy Campaign six months in the future. The Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, is where the announcement was made. The grant is to be distributed through Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic sector, Hiland Dallas Foundation, Inc. and 50% of other funds raised will be matched for the campaign, covering up to $1 million from this point until April 4, 2017.
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