James Dondero is the president of Highland Capital Management. He barely boasts of having over 20 years experience in investment and equity management. He has a special focus on large yield and distress investment He studied at the University of Virginia where he enrolled for a BS in Commerce (Accounting and Finance). James Dondero is a current board member include Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, NexBank Capital, the Cox School of Business (Southern Methodist University), CCS Medical, Jernigan Capital, and MGM Holdings. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management is a registered investment advisor by the SEC. Its main headquarter is in Dallas, and it has several offices in Singapore, New York, and Seoul. Highland Capital Management offers alternative credit management for large companies with a specialty in credit strategies. It also offers services in credit hedge funds management, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), special situations private equity, special situations private equity, distressed private equity, long-only funds and separate accounts. James Dondero’s leadership has seen Highland Capital Management stampits authority in the credit-oriented solutions sector for both retailers and institutions. The firm’s client base is composed of individuals with a high net worth, corporations, financial institutions, foundations, public pension plans, corporations, governments, endowments, and fund of funds.
James Dondero‘s Philanthropy
James Dondero is also known for his interest in entrepreneurship and investments; he is also celebrated as a hero in philanthropy. The Highland Dallas Foundation charity has been involved in different causes in the Dallas area and through his vision in philanthropy James Dondero is set to create a better future for the residents of Dallas, Texas. His donations and that of his team has seen close to three million dollars raised annually for the support of education, a shelter for men recovering from domestic violence, veterans, and civic organizations. His philanthropy work is not limited to helping human beings as he has participated in the cause for opening a Dallas Zoo after the closure of the previous one, he contributed $1 million to support the construction of another hippo sanctuary by The Simmons Hippo Outpost and the restoration of the hippo population in Dallas. He is highly regarded by his friends and the residents of Dallas as a man who leads by example. James is always ready to help the community by uplift his people. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
Eric Lefkofsky is the man behind the success and growth of Tempus, a technological firm dedicated and committed to bringing a data driven and an analytical approach for cancer treatment. Presently, he serves as the company’s chief executive officer. Mr. Lefkofsky is strongly dedicated to expand the influence of the company and hone their expertise and technology with an end goal of advancing their impact. Tempus has successfully managed to revolutionize the approach that most physicians and doctors use to analyze patients within the large cancer treatment technology industry. This firm makes use of proprietary and unique methods to analyze the condition of a patient in order to offer the best possible treatment. Furthermore, Tempus.com uses advanced and high quality methods of data gathering, genomic sequencing and deep machine learning to equip both doctors and physicians with more knowledge and skills of how to handle different cancer patients. After analyzing the data, the firm creates detailed reports that doctors tend to use to create customized treatments for their cancer patients.
His Education and Business Endeavors
Eric Lefkofsky spent much of his early life with his family in Southfield Michigan. His father worked as a structural engineer and his mother as a school teacher. He attended Southfield-Lathrup High school and later pursued a Bachelor’s Degree from the prominent University of Michigan where he managed to graduate with highest honors. He then furthered his studies at the well-known University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 1993. With help from his close relatives, Eric and his partner Brad Keywell bought Brandon Apparel Clothing, a company located in Madison, Wisconsin.
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In 2001, he cofounded InnerWorkings, a group that worked with smaller firms to provide amazing services in print procurement. Following its success, Innerworkings was publicly shared in 2006. Eric Lefkofsky is also known for his contribution and involvement in Groupon, a firm he co-founded in 2007.Groupon was able to receive impressive returns in investments and was endorsed by several large corporations.
Besides his business pursuits, Eric also spends lots of his resources in charitable endeavors. With the help of his beloved wife, Elizabeth Lefkofsky, he established Lefkofsky Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to improve the lives of community members. They have worked with more than 50 firms in fields ranging from charity, education and science. He is also a board member of several organization and companies like Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago among others.
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