Mr. James Dondero is a highly successful investor. Mr. Dondero went to college at the University of Virginia. James happened to earn a dual major degree in Accounting and Finance, which was called the Commerce degree when he attended the university. Throughout his career, Mr. James Dondero has earned the following certifications through rigorous testing: Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Financial Analyst. Most people do not even have the knowledge and expertise to earn one of these, but Dondero decided it would be the best for his career if got all three so he could be well-balanced.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Virginia, Mr. James Dondero got a job at American Express. American Express is more than just a credit card company, as it deals with all types of financial transactions, including investments. Mr. Dondero was able to control more than one billion dollars worth of funds at American Express. This was a very large sum of money for this time period and for someone as young as James Dondero and was an extremely good stepping stone to the rest of the jobs he has had throughout his later career.
Because Dondero had the best experience at his American Express workplace, Mr. James Dondero was elected to become the chief investment officer of GIC. GIC is a company that is owned by Protective Life. It has been estimated that Mr. James Dondero had the difficult responsibility of overseeing more than two billion dollars in investments at one time.
James Dondero then left the company in 1993 and decided that he wanted to charter his own investment firm alongside business partner Mark Okada. Highland Capital Management is the name of this company and is very reputable and takes care of more than twenty billion US dollars as of 2015.
Everybody knows that Mr. James Dondero truly understands what to do when it comes to finances and anything to do with money. This is one of the many great reasons as to why Mr. Dondero has been elected to work for the board of directors for a large number of companies. Some of the very successful corporations, entities, organizations, and firms that have been lucky enough to utilize James Dondero’s expertise include Nexpoint, MGM Holdings, NexBank, and American Banknote Corporation. James Dondero has helped all of these companies including many more companies to success, or at least a higher level of success than those companies experienced in the first place.
Mr. James Dondero’s private equity investing firm Highland Capital Management was founded in Dallas, Texas, and is still operated there today. Mr. Dondero actually lives in Dallas himself, as it is the epicenter of all his business transactions.
When James Dondero received his college degree, he graduated with the rank of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is reserved for students with the highest grades of their class. Mr. James Dondero earned this through lots of hard work in his schooling. Everybody can tell that his degree truly paid off for him.