James Dondero is Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management L.P. Jim graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia with an emphasis in accounting and finance. Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the credit industry and helped pioneer the use of Collateralized Loan Obligations in the 1990s. He began his career as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program and went on to become a Portfolio Manager at American Express. Prior to founding Highland, James Dondero was the Chief Investment Officer for GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life with more than $2 billion in AUM. Mr. Dondero is also Chairman of the Board for Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexbank in addition to being a board member for American Banknote and MGM Studios.