James Dondero has plenty of work on his plate with his philanthropic efforts and guiding his firm, Highland Capital Management, with 30-years of experience in the industry. However, recently, James added yet another endeavor to his career portfolio by joining the Office of the CEO at MGM. At the moment the company is searching for a new CEO, so James and several other leading names in the entertainment industry have signed on to assist the company with the work until they can fill the position permanently. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.
James began his long line of success by attending the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance. Achieving these commerce degrees gave him the opportunity to work on JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s financial training program, which ended up being such a grand success that it launched him into a career with American Express. James diligently worked with over $1 billion in fixed income funds from the year 1985 to 1989 when he would shift gears once again. After his time with American Express, James Dondero accepted the role of becoming the Chief Investment Officer for the concept subsidiary of Protective Life. His guidance led the company from the drawing board to a $2 billion success. It wasn’t long before James Dondero earned himself the title of leading alternative credit manager among his peers around the globe, which lead him to aim his sights even higher. In 1993, James decided to co-found and accept the job of President to Highland Capital Management, an investment firm headquartered in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Many people would assume that founding a company and leading such a successful career would be plenty for one to achieve, but James continues to set aside $3 million every fiscal year so that the company can continue supporting the city of Dallas through philanthropic efforts. Visit highlandfunds.com to know more about James Dondero.
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