Chairman of the Board of Directors: 

James Dondero

Chairman of the Board of Directors, NexBank Capital, Inc.

Co-Founder and President, Highland Capital Management, L.P.


With more than 30 years of experience in the credit markets, James Dondero currently oversees all investment strategies for Highland Capital Management, one of the industry’s largest and most experienced global alternative credit managers. Mr. Dondero, along with co-founder Mark Okada, currently manages approximately $21 billion in assets. James Dondero is often credited with being one of the earliest pioneers of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) and launched one of the first non-bank CLOs in 1996.

Mr. Dondero serves on a number of boards, including MGM Studios and American Banknote Corporation. In addition to NexBank, James Dondero is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical.

Before Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero managed more than $2 billion in assets for Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary and approximately $1 billion in fixed income funds for American Express. Mr. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with concentrations in accounting and finance and holds the designations of CPA, CFA and CMA.