The Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business in Dallas’ board member, Mr James Dondero is a hardworking entrepreneur who believes that the school plays a vital role to the heightened activity around Dallas.Speaking after appointment to the SMU Executive Board, James Dondero revealed that he believes in SMU and its role in making Dallas a great place for business. He revealed that Highland Capital Management, L.P, a company he helped Co-found back in 1993 enjoys this buzz and that he is glad to finally be part of the school.
Dondero will now take on the responsibility of advising and strategic decision making as board member and will have to partake of the three Executive Board meetings a year.This board membership appointment is the latest addition to James Dondero’s successful career. Apart from being the president of the Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, he is also the chair to NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexpoint Residential trust. In addition to this, Dondero is a board member of the MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital.
About Highland Capital Management, L.P.
Highland Capital Management L.P is an investment adviser that has over $16 billion worth of assets under its care. Mark Okada and James Dondero started the company back in 1993 and have grown it to become one of the biggest international alternative credit manager.The company specializes on credit strategies like separate accounts, hedge funds and long-only funds and also offers alternate investing opportunities to its clients. The company headquarters are over at Dallas but the company also runs offices in Sao Paolo, Seoul, Singapore and New York.Cox School of Business, on the other hand, is a learning institution offering a wide range of undergraduate & graduate business training programs to students from across the world.