James Dondero | Nate Burns

Highland has a long history as a leading alternative asset manager with a historical focus on the healthcare sector, and manages $1.1 billion in healthcare assets in the form of institutional funds and mutual funds.

NexPoint Capital will be managed primarily by Highland co-founder and President James Dondero and managing director Nate Burns.

RISK FACTORS

James Dondero

James Dondero

Co-Founder, President

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James Dondero
James Dondero
Co-Founder, President

For more than 20 years, James Dondero has served as Highland Capital Management’s president and co-founder. Under his leadership, along with co-founder Mark Okada, Highland became an early pioneer of the syndicated bank loan asset class and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). The company’s investments have spanned a diverse spectrum that range from publicly traded large capitalization companies to small, privately held firms and distressed entities in need of repositioning.

Jim Dondero’s experience before Highland includes raising and managing $2 billion in assets for a GIC subsidiary of Pacific Life from 1985 to 1989. Jim Dondero was also responsible for managing $1 billion in fixed income funds for American Express from 1985 to 1989.

James Dondero also actively serves on several Boards of Directors, including MGM Studios. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board for NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical Corporation.

Jim Dondero is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of the University of Virginia with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. James Dondero currently holds the designation of Certified Management Accountant and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1987.

Nate Burns

Managing Director

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Nate Burns
Nate Burns
Managing Director

Mr. Burns is a Managing Director at Highland Capital Management, L.P. Prior to joining Highland, he was an Associate at Ripplewood Holdings, a global private equity firm focused on control-oriented buyout, distressed and special situations investments across a variety of industries. At Ripplewood, Mr. Burns was responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions, as well as actively leading portfolio company operational and financial restructuring initiatives. Prior to joining Ripplewood, he was an Analyst in the Global Technology Mergers & Acquisitions group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Burns received a B.S. in Analytical Finance and Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Wake Forest University and an MBA, with Dean’s Honors and Distinction, from Columbia Business School. Mr. Burns is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.