James Dondero (CMA, CFA, CPA), president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, collateralized loan obligation leader, is a man of incredible talent as well as variety. Chairman of Nexbank, CCS Medical, and Cornerstone Healthcare, he is connected to 9 organizations spanning 20 industries. Graduating from the University of Virginia from the McIntire School of Commerce (with honors of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honors), Jim Dondero began his career as an analyst in the 1984 Morgan Guarantee Training Program, and was earlier responsible for managing around $1 billion in fixed income funds for American Express, and later employed by Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary, where he was responsible for managing, as well as raising, more than $2 billion in assets. Highland Capital, the company Mr. Dondero is currently president of, and it’s affiliates, are currently managing over $21 billion worth of assets as of March 31st. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and may also use the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has been a director and chairman of Prospect Street Income Shares, Inc. and Phy since July of 2001. Other examples of his market skill can be found throughout his career, with experience in leveraged bank loans, derivatives, emerging markets, common and preferred stocks, investment grade corporates, and mortgage-backed securities. With over 30 years of industry experience, James Dondero is not only a man of many talents, he is also a profound philanthropist. Supporting various initiatives in veteran’s affairs, public policy, and education, the wealth he creates and manages spreads to others in a very large and powerful way. With great investment insight, as well as a profound knowledge and wisdom of accounting, economics, investing, and finance, James is an industry leader who has not only the skill and tact to lead companies, but the worldly insight to create serious earnings for others and lead those companies into the future. The growth and stability of the assets he manages are a profound example of this insight. His extensive experience in the credit and equity markets is another incredible example, which has been primarily focused on high-yield and distressed investing, a highly difficult environment to break ground in. Also responsible for Highland Capital’s operational and strategic investment initiatives, his sense of the market as a whole and his feel of the company he co-founded in 1993 has shown that for over 30 years James has been not only a lucrative, but a responsible industry leader, and for 22 years has been a profound influence on the company he helped build.