James Dondero is well known as the co-founder and the brains behind the thriving capital Management L.P. He made a strategic move and collaborated with the renowned Dallas civic leader Linda Owen, former president of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Their joint venture is aimed at spearheading Highland’s vision, aligning its strategic direction and whetting its philanthropic objectives through expanding Highland’s program activities.
Linda Owen will serve as the firm’s charitable programs manager and with close interaction with Dallas Foundation. Highlands HCM’s charity fund is administered through Dallas Foundation. Due to her civic activities, Linda Owen is strategically positioned and will highly benefit the firm with her new role. Her proven track record portrays her as a skillful lady through her past history in building public-private partnerships in Dallas. She thus resonates with the firm’s vision to make prompt tangible impacts in the immediate community.
Dallas community requires funding in education and health care facilities. To seal this void, Highland annually contributes 3million dollars through The Dallas Foundation. Among the beneficiaries in the recent past include: the Center for Brain Health, Uplift Education, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Dallas Zoo and the American Heart Association to name but a few.
Owing to the knowledge and skills they have nurtured over the years, James Dondero and other Highland executives are best suited to offer guidance to numerous organizations. This is an initiative the firm supports through different board services and other hierarchal roles.
Fundamental details about James Dondero
James Dondero is the principle co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He founded the firm together with Mark Okada back in 1993. He has been very instrumental in building the firm’s portfolio base which now stands at 21 billion dollars. His professional leadership has led the firm to insurmountable heights, making it the leading and largest credit management firms globally.
With an experience of three decades in industrial history, he is proficient at his work and he is currently supervising the firm’s investment strategies. Collateralized loan obligations are largely attributed to him. This has earned him board positions at major corporations.