It is the dream of every person to become successful in all the activities. Some are in business while others in different professionals. The formula for success is however similar for all the ventures different people are involved into. It involves hard work and consistency for one to get at the top of a career or business.
James Dondero can attest to this as he has seen it through his own experience in getting to the top of the management ladder. He is the president as well as the co-founder of Highland Capital Management which is a financial service provider. The company was incepted in 1993 and since then it has experienced a major growth in the financial services industry. His stay at the company has seen it receive various accolades for its performance in the financial service providing industry.
With over 30 years’ experience in the equity and credit market, Mr. Dondero has been the force behind the success of Highlands Capital Management. Together with his team of professionals, he has been able to lead the industry in offering credit focused solutions to institutions as well as individuals in different parts of the world. Some of the services and products the firm has perfected in offering to its wide range of clients include private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and institutional separate funds accounts among others.
His career started after he graduated with the highest honor from the University of Virginia with a degree in commerce specializing in accounting and finance. To further his qualifications, he pursued professional courses and he is a Certified Management Accountant. This qualification allows him to use the position of a Chartered Financial Analyst. These qualifications have seen him get respect and envy from his peers as well as other professions in the finance industry.
His first job was at Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984 from where he received managerial trainings. He later joined American Express as a corporate bond analyst and then as a portfolio manager until 1989.He then worked as the chief investment officer for a company known as Protective Life which is a subsidiary of GIC before joining Highland. During his tenure at Protective Life, he enabled the company to rise from startup to a $ 2 billion in capital within a period of five years.
It is his hard work and determination that has seen him through all these organizations. He has left a mark in all these firms that he has worked for something that have made him to be looked upon by people in his profession. James Dondero serves in various boards where he contributes financial advice on Nexpoint. This is also a good way through which he gives back to the community. Some of the boards where he serves include Cornerstone Healthcare where he is the chairman, Nexbank, CCS Medical and MGM Studio. He is also known for contributing towards initiatives that support education, healthcare as well as public policy.
The sky is the limit for Mr. James Dondero as he continues to serve Highlands in his position as the president. He will also set a high precedent for whoever will succeed him.