James Dondero has built a notable legacy that shows true leadership in the world of credit markets. He is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, and he has a long history of successful financial accounting expertise in various companies. What James Donero has done over the years is create a portfolio of success with American Express and Protective Life. He has been responsible for handling millions in assets so it was easy for him to transition and help build a company like Highland Capital Management.
As a Certified Management Accountant Dondero has gained the experience that has made a lot of people take notice of his skills. He serves on the board of directors for MGM Studios, and he has managed to provide financial advice for the American Banknote Corporation as well. Over the years his expertise has given him more and more responsibility with asset management. He has managed more than $25 billion dollars in asset funds from various corporations inside of his 30 years of experience.
His leadership at Highland Capital Management is making this a company that has a growing client database. He may be one of the most successful investors in corporate world, but this has much to do with his desire to excel. He has a passion for asset management, and he is good at what he does. This is the combination that has made it easy for him to rise in ranks in the financial accounting sector of these businesses. With Protective Life Dondero was able to grow this startup into a $2 billion dollar business in the course 5 years. This type of talent does not go unrecognized. Even before Protective Life he was showing his financial prowess with American Express. It was there that he managed over a $1 billion in assets.
He has changed the financial atmosphere in the environments that he has worked in. He has received rewards for his work. He has pioneered things like Collateralized Loan Obligation, and he has certainly maintained a record of financial success across several platforms throughout his career. His stellar work history prepared the foundation that would be needed for him to transition into his own company. With his asset management company he has not loss site of managing hedge funds. Dondero possesses the same level of accuracy that he used in the early stages of his career with American Express. The thing that may have changed is the greater level of accuracy in which he is able to manage assets. He is certified in the positions he holds, and Donero has decades of trial and error experience. All of this makes him a reliable partner for Highland Capital Management co-founder Mark Okada.