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James Dondero

Founder and Principal, NexPoint
Chairman of the Board of Directors, NexBank Capital, Inc.

James Dondero is the founder and principal of NexPoint, a Dallas-based alternative investment platform. Mr. Dondero has over 30 years of experience investing across the alternative landscape. In that time, he established a number of integrated businesses to manage investments in real estate, private equity, and high-yield and structured credit, among other areas.
Mr. Dondero holds various leadership roles across the NexPoint businesses; he serves as a portfolio manager for several funds on the platform and is an officer and director at NexPoint’s publicly traded REITs. Additionally, Mr. Dondero holds director positions at several companies within financial services, real estate, and other industries. He is the chairman of NexBank Capital, Inc. and a director of MGM Holdings, Inc. and SeaOne Holdings, LLC.
A dedicated philanthropist, Mr. Dondero actively contributes to initiatives in education, veterans’ affairs, and community and economic development, and has been instrumental in supporting a number of civic and cultural institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is a member of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Executive Board and the George W. Bush Presidential Center Executive Advisory Council.
Mr. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia where he earned highest honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi) from the McIntire School of Commerce with dual majors in accounting and finance. He has received certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.