James Dandero: Philanthropist Extraordinaire
James Dandero has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector and credit markets. His career began in 1984 when after graduating from the University of Virginia he began the Morgan Guaranty training program. He used his experience in that program and his dual majors of Accounting and Finance to secure a job first with JP Morgan and then with American Express as a Corporate Bond Analyst. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.
In 1989 he left American Express and became the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary. Under his leadership and skill, this subsidiary grew to be worth over 2 billion dollars.
In 1993, he founded Highland Capital Management and still serves as President of the company that manages over $20 billion in assets. That number continues to grow with each year. Highland Capital Management was named one of the best places to work in 2015 by Dallas Business Journal.
Perhaps greater than Mr. Dandero’s contributions to the financial industry are his philanthropic contributions to Dallas society. One of the beneficiaries of this philanthropy is the Dallas Zoo. James Dandero donated $1 million to help bring the hippopotamus exhibit back to the zoo.
To continue to help improve the lives of the residents of Dallas, Dandero has teamed up with the Dallas foundation and has pledged $3 million in donations to the charity. Mr. Dandero has long said that he didn’t want to start a business for purely selfish reasons and his generous contributions to this an other charities help to back up those words. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.