Mr James Dondero became a highly valued member of the Executive Board of the well regarded Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business in the later months of 2016. The board is made of about a one hundred members. They are not scholars; they work in various industries and provide useful advice regarding many matters of the Cox School of Business. The Board of executives has three meetings every year in the seasons of spring, autumn and winter that are used for discussions and establishing new projects for the future.In an interview, Mr James Dondero shared that his becoming a part of the Executive board of Cox School of Business will strengthen the bond between the academic institution and his company which has been a supporter of the business school for many years.
Mr James Dondero is an entrepreneur and investor who have had more than 30 years of professional experience working with credit and equity markets. He is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management (HCM). Mr James Dondero is occupying the position of President. The company joined the industry several years ago. Highland Capital Management is a giant in its line of work. The company is most proficient at the development of loan solutions as well as CLO (Collateralized Loan Obligation). Highland Capital Management provides its services mostly to investors in the business of retail and other industries. HCM has a reach all around the globe.
Mr James Dondero graduated with honor from the University of Virginia. He is also a former student of the McIntire School of Commerce. From there, he received a degree in the disciplines of Finance and Accounting. Mr James Dondero has had decades of professional experience working at a number of places. He used to be a member of the staff of the IC subsidiary called Protective Life. There, he was Chief Investment Officer and he also worked for the leading American Express as a Portfolio Manager.Today, Mr James Dondero is President of HCM, Chairman of NexBank and NexPoint Residential Trust. He is also a member of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital.