Forbes Magazine is known for publishing categories of “Best” and “Worst” in America and around the world. According to a recent 2015 Forbes list of best places for Business and Careers, Dallas, Texas ranks number 15 on that list. Included as one of the Best places to work in Dallas is the Highland Capital Management firm, co-founded by its’ President, James Dondero.
The Dallas Metroplex has long been known for industrial and financial importance as home to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport since the late 1970’s. Historically, going back to 1886, Dallas is the only home to the State Fair of Texas. Now let’s fast-forward to Dallas, 1993 when Highland Capital Management was co-founded by James and Mark Okada.
With the main headquarters remaining in Dallas, Highland Capital Management has grown into world-wide markets supporting offices in New York City, Singapore, Seoul and Sao Paulo. Moving forward, the independently-owned investment advising company will continue to manage structured investments and distress investments funds (to name a few) and plans to add more alternative investment opportunities into Seattle, California, and Florida.
The financial services specialist, Jim Dondero, co-founder and company President, is currently taking Highland Capital Management company into many far-reaching markets as one of the world’s largest investment advisors. Since 2014, the successful company claims to be worth more than $18 billion. Under the sound leadership of Mr. Dondero, his company has continued to grow and lead the way in creative investment strategies.
With the Highland Capital Management company firmly established as a leader in alternative investments, Dondero has taken his interests into healthcare. Under his direction, Highland manages $2.3 billion in healthcare assets. Mr. Dondero serves on several company’s Board of Directors, including MGM Studios and American Banknote Corporation, and serves as Chairman of the Board for CSS Medical, NexBank, and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at NexPoint Hospitality Trust, Inc.
Jim Dondero is not just a corporate genius, he and the Highland Capital Management group are committed to education, veterans organizations and other social causes, both in the U.S. and around the world. As a group, the management team, led by Jim Dondero gives about $8 million each year in charitable donations.
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