How perfect performance has led to the success of James Dondero
James as the CEO of Highland Capital Management
The growing demand for quality services has seen James Dondero receive a lot of endorsements for very lucrative positions. Currently, Dondero holds the prestigious position of the President of the Highland Capital Management. The company is currently one of the richest in Dallas. It helps investors to make good choices when it comes to real estate. It equally develops different structures and makes good sales to the interested clients.
The journey to entrepreneurship
As James was growing up, he had an idea that he wanted to be an entrepreneur someday. Like any other ambitious young man, Mr. Dondero did not have a particular business in mind. He kept the dream of owning a company to himself and proceeded with the normal race of life. After graduating from the University of Virginia, James got a job at the Protective Life where he realized his potential in business. Later, Dondero was appointed as the chief investment officer at the American Express where he made a lot of profits for the company. His outstanding performances provoked his thoughts for owning a business. Later, James Dondero with his partner Mark Okada proceeded with their plans to start the Highland Capital Management. Currently, the company has over $20 billion in assets.
Giving back to the community
The Highland Capital Management is currently based in Dallas. The company has over 165 employees who all work in the capital. As a moral duty, James Dondero and his co-founder Mark Okada have ensured that most of the employees reside in Dallas. The provision of employment has been an important step in empowering the people around so that they can be independent. As an individual, James takes part in the development activities in Dallas both in appearance and in financial aid.
The philanthropic work
Unlike most of the millionaires in the United States, James loves to do his charity work in private. He does not just support any activity unless there is a positive impact on the society. Currently, the CEO has his focus on the education sector where he has a strong desire to help students go through their education process successfully.
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