The Leadership that James Dondero is Offering at Highlands Capital Management

A while back, Terry Jones was announced as the new Highlands Capital Management’s appointee to the post of Institutional assets manager. In his new capacity, Terry Jones was to report directly to James Dondero, the president and CEO of the organization. This is an appointment that was made by the president himself, and is among the many administrative steps that he has taken to help steer the company in the right direction. Terry Jones has more than two decades of experience in capital markets. His advice will be of great value to the company.

James Dondero is a Texas native, and he has been in charge of all operations of the company for more than three decades since he founded it together with Mark Okada. In these three decades, the company has achieved massive growth and become one of the most successful pioneers in CLOs or collateralized loan obligations. Visit his website at

Early life and education of Dondero

James attended the University of Virginia. After graduation, he went into business and worked with a few companies that remember his leadership fondly. In 1990, he started discussing the possibility of starting a business with Mark Okada. By 1994, the business was up and running and in the past 23 years, they have managed to transform a small idea into a business that has more than 20 billion US dollars in assets.

James is also a chartered financial analyst. Other companies that he has founded, and which are hosted by Highlands Capital Management include Nexbank, Nexpoint and several others. He is a board chairman in these companies. Read more about James Dondero on

Leadership roles that he has held

Very few people in the world of business can match the level of leadership provided by James, or as close friends call him, Jim. He has a lot of experience dealing with Mortgage backed securities and leveraged bank loans. He has a preference for investments such as high yield bonds and other goods such as preferred and common stock. James believes in community service, especially for people who have been fortunate enough to be in a position to help others. He is transforming the society for the best.


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