Recently, James Dondero was appointed to the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business’ Executive Board. He is the co-founder of Dallas based Highland Capital Management, an asset management corporation. His new board position will seek to enhance Highland’s strong dedication to SMU, which comprises of the Highland Capital Management Tower of Scholars endowment.
This program recognizes and encourages academic success in addition to professional pursuits. It focuses on public policy and continuing aid to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
James Dondero noted that the Cox School of Business contributes to the energetic business community in Dallas and Highland was one of the beneficiaries. He added that he was honored to help with the multiple expansion of the remarkable program.
The Southern Methodist University board has nearly 100 appointed members. A large number of these individuals are non-academic staff. Mostly, they advise on the strategy of the business school. The executive board meets three times each year. The meetings are held during winter, fall and spring. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire.
He is one of the highly experienced professionals in the credit and equity markets. Dondero has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Over the years, he has specialized largely on distressed investments and high- yield opportunities. Highland Capital Management is regarded as the pioneer of the successful collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) market. Learn more about James Dandero: http://thedallasjournal.org/the-career-achievements-of-james-dondero/
The company has played an integral role in the development of unique consumer-oriented products. This way, the company has continued to report impressive profitability margins. Moreover, James Dondero has played an instrumental role in designing credit-oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors worldwide. These solutions include hedge funds, CLOs, institutional separate accounts, mutual funds, private equity funds, and REITs.
Previously, Dondero worked for various leading companies like GIC and American Express. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance from the esteemed McIntyre School of Business at the University of Virginia.
James received the highest honors, Beta Gama Beta Sigma. He is the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare and NexBank. James Dandero is also the chairman of CCS Medical. He plays an active role as a member of the board of MGM Studios and American Banknote.