People

Jim Dondero

Jim Dondero

Formal First Name
James (Jim)

James Dondero is the Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management and the Founder of NexPoint. He has over 30 years of experience investing across the alternative landscape. During that time, he established a number of integrated businesses to manage investments in credit, real estate, and private equity, among other areas. Dondero has always championed expanding access to alternative investments. He holds a number of board positions at companies within financial services, healthcare, and real estate industries.

Professional Experience


Academic History

EARLY CAREER AND PHILANTHROPY

  • His career as an analyst began in 1984 when he was accepted into the Morgan Guaranty training program. 
  • While at Protective Life, he helped take the company from inception to over $2 billion.
  • He actively contributes to initiatives in education, veterans’ affairs, and community and economic development.
  • He has been instrumental in supporting a number of civic and cultural institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 


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