No doubt James Dondero has had a wildly successful career in finance. He is the President and Co-Founder of Dallas based Highland Capital Management, which has more than $15 billion in assets. But while Dondero has taken his business to high levels of success, he also has not forgotten about the city Highland calls home. Since 2005, Dondero and his firm have donated more than $10 million to a variety of charitable and civic causes. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with dual majors in accounting and finance. He started out in the business world as a corporate bond analyst for American Express, working for them until 1989. That’s when he became the Chief Investment Officer for the GIC Subsidiary of Protective Life. Under his leadership, the firm grew to a $2 billion dollar company. In 1993, he set out on his own to form Highland Capital Management, which went on to become one of the top firms in the nation for credit strategies, hedge funds, private equity, and collateralized loan obligations.
Dondero and his company have also been supportive to a number of philanthropic causes. This includes The Family Place, which helps domestic violence victims in Dallas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Snowball Express, which helps the children of veterans, and Uplift Education. Money from Dondero and Highland have also gone to make improvements to the Dallas Zoo.
Along with his responsibilities at Highland, James Dondero serves on a number of boards. He is the President of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc., Chairman of NexBank Capital, Inc., and Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc. He is also a member of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Executive Board. Follow James on Linkedin.
The type of world that people live in today is a cynical, lonely, selfish and somewhat paranoid world. Many people are suspicious of one another. People are even more suspicious of corporations and government. The high and mighty elite providers of society are looked at with suspicion because they have been caught so many times in lies.
They have also been caught cheating the people and stealing from them. This is the type of world that needs to be inspired and awakened to something greater. Fortunately, Vijay Eswaran is among the people that are trying to bring forth am more trustworthy world.
One of the ways that Vijay Eswaran is bringing forth a more trustworthy world is through example. This is very effective because a lot of people try to rely on words to prove things to people. Vijay makes sure that his actions and the actions of his business is a good representation of the message he wants to bring forth.
His business is based on honesty, spirituality, service and philanthropy. He made sure that everything that he is involved in is honest and good for humanity. He is also working very hard to grow his enterprise so that his message can be seen by many.
Vijay Eswaran is also willing to share his secrets to success with others so that they will be able to achieve their goals in a shorter amount of time while building a good reputation. Among the lessons he is willing to share with others is learning how to network and market.
After all, it requires people in order for a business to succeed. People need to know about a person and a company in order for success to be possible. He will attract involvement in many different ways from people which will help the business.
Learn more about Vijay Eswaran:
Dr. Vijay Eswaran – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies