The Dallas-Fort Worth based investment company, Highland Capital Management has been going from strength to strength in recent years under the leadership of co-founder James Dondero. In the course of his career, the Dallas, Texas based investment specialist has done much to push forward the company and make sure it remains one of the fastest growing investment companies in the U.S. with over $19 billion in assets being managed by the company; James Dondero is rightly proud of the work completed at Highland Capital Management and how the company has become a major part of the local community.
James Dondero himself hopes to inspire many young people to follow in his footsteps and set out on a career that is tied to finding a successful educational career that took him to Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. James Dondero has been at the heart of the over 30 years after embarking on his career as a financial analyst in 1984; for five years James Dondero managed over $1 billion in assets for American Express before moving to Protective Life and establishing their investment funds in 1989. At Protective Life, James Dondero moved the investment fund from being a startup to managing over $2 billion in funds managed by the end of his time at the company.
The success James Dondero has achieved at Highland Capital Management has allowed him to play a big part in the community of Dallas-Fort Wirth as he can now use the success of the company to develop new and existing programs across the city. Providing the best possible opportunities for the people of Dallas-Fort Wirth includes bringing the college educational experience to as many people from socially disadvantaged areas as possible without the expense many people cannot afford. James Dondero has been a major supporter of the work of the Uplift Education to provide the best possible solutions for the problems of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to find success in the global marketplace.