Having worked in the finance industry for an excess of three decades, CEO James Dondero has been able to excel in the management of various investment firms. His contribution in solving puzzles surrounding emerging trends, debt deals, and turnarounds are well known. He works in collaboration with executive Mark Okada in growing Highland Capital Management. In 1993, they partnered with an insurance firm and moved the company headquarters to Dallas. Highland Capital Management donates to various charity organizations and has a workforce of about 165 employees.
When they began this company, their initial idea was credit although they were able to grow this business into a non-bank collateralized loan obligation firm. Their interest in alternative investment has led them to form several alternative mutual funds. In 2012, they expanded their business to Argentina and took over the country’s sovereign debt. In Argentina, this company developed partnerships with entrepreneurs in the oil business. Dondero has interests in emerging companies, such as wind power and pharmaceutical enterprises.
About James Dondero
James Dondero is the managing head of Highland Capital Management and a veteran in equity and credit markets. Dondero has worked for various corporations since 1984. He studied at the University of Virginia where he graduated from the school of commerce with honors. Dondero is a certified accountant who holds certifications, including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has held various executive and non-executive positions in most of the companies he has worked for in the finance industry. Some the firms Dondero has worked for include American Express where he worked as a corporate bond analysis. Within a period of four years, he was able to raise to the position of the company’s portfolio manager where he was able to raise more than $1 billion in capital for the firm.
Dondero has also worked for Protective Life GIV as its chief investment officer. Since he began working at Highland Capital Management, Dondero has been able to build this company into a million dollar enterprise with assets worth $19 billion. Under his management, this company has been able to develop affiliates, including NexPoint Advisors, Acis Capital Management, NexPoint Residential Trust, and NexPoint Capital. He has also enabled the business to win various awards, such as the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities.
The founder and CEO and Chairman of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz has announced that the network will be launching a new program. The program, dubbed ‘Beyond the Darkness’, will be hosted on one of the stations part of the network, Chris Jericho’s Podcasts. The show is aimed at discussing the things that happen beyond the normal that is paranormal activities. The topics that will be discussed on the program include Ghosts, Ghouls, demons, angels, demons, monsters and other mysteries. Dave Schrader will host the talk and will be helped by Tim Dennis, a radio presenter. They have organized the program such that a new episode will be released every Monday on YouTube, the Podcast Network and also iTunes.
When the show host was talking about the exciting new show, he hinted that it would be very different from the normal WWE wrestling related shows. He made these comments a few weeks before the launch of the show. He was quick to state that one of their greatest gems as a company is Chris Jericho from the WWE Wrestling. In the past, Jericho has coordinated shows with ranking comedians and it will be refreshing to see how he will handle the new project that is dealing with the paranormal.
When Chris spoke about the program, he stated that he was both stocked and creeped out about the entire show. He confided that the decision to start airing content about the paranormal had come after the host of fans that entrusted them with information about things that happen in the otherworld. He expressed optimism that the network would gain a huge positive following and promised the prospective listeners that they would be really spooked in the process. This new program is something of a dream come true for the network because to start with, the following that Chris has in the WWE Network may be transferred to the new program, therefore establishing a good fanbase to start from.
PodcastOne is one of the leading advertisers for the national podcast network. The founder of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz, also founded WestwoodOne. The podcast network has been hosting some of the most popular podcasts from the present day. There are many high-ranking celebrities that have been hosted on the network. These include Terry Dubrow, Steve Austin, Ross Mathews, Dr. Drew and many others. There is a series of expansions that the company has been going through and all this is in the hope that it will get better ratings for the network.
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Adam Milstein co-founded Hager Pacific Properties and started the Milstein Foundation. Milstein has been very successful in managing commercial and residential properties and is also an outspoken defender of Israel’s public policies. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila started a program to educate Jewish families in Hebrew and other cultural traditions through their foundation, and are actively involved in every non-profit group they support. Philanthropy is an important aspect of Milstein’s work and recently he sat down with business blog Ideamensch to discuss his career choices.
Milstein told Ideamensch he’s never had a job he didn’t like and believes in hard work to drive success. He got the idea to start Hager Pacific Properties while he was in grad school because he felt he could do better than what other potential employers were offering him, so he started his own real estate investment company along with David Hager. Milstein said that persistence is key to succeeding in this business as well as patience because it takes time to generate profits in real estate. He also said that he finds specific goals too limiting in his business and prefers the spontaneity of the real estate industry.
Adam Milstein is originally from Israel having been raised by parents who immigrated there from Latin America when the nation was founded in 1948. Adam learned the building framing trade from his father growing up and it became a platform for his real estate career. Milstein also served in the military during the Yom Kippur War and was a part of the invasion of Egypt led by Ariel Sharon. Upon returning from the war Milstein married Gila Elgrably and also enrolled at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. In 1981 he and his family moved to the US where he completed grad school at USC and founded Hager Pacific Properties shortly after.
Milstein founded the family foundation in the year 2000 and helped start other non-profit groups through it. He’s the Chairman of the Israeli-American Council and a member of AIPAC, StandWithUs, Hillel International and Jerusalem U. He also made the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews list this last year.