A man frequently in the news for his accomplishments as a businessman and a philanthropist is Mr. James Dondero. He is the President of Highland Capital Management L.P., with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company is known globally as an investment advisory and fund management firm.
Background Highlights on Mr. Bondero
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He graduated in 1984 with dual majors, those being Accounting and Finance. He achieved the University’s highest honors. Additionally, James Dondero achieved certifications as a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. In the years to follow, he enjoyed successful career moves in the financial industry, including the positions as a Corporate Bond Analyst and as a Portfolio Manager at American Express. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
Mr. James Dondero, Company President and Philanthropist
In 1993, Mr. Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management with Mr. Mark Okada, the Chief Investment Officer at the firm. The company and its’ founders are extremely active and very generous contributors to community and charitable organizations within Texas as well as many charities around the world.
James Dondero Offers a One Million Dollar Challenge Grant
Thanks to James Dondero and Highland Capital Management, The Family Place saw a huge increase in donations last year during their capital campaign! The Family Place helps victims of domestic violence in the state of Texas. Mr. Dondero announced he would match 50% of the funds raised in the campaign by up to One Million Dollars and the campaign goals were met! The Family Place organization is located in Texas, and it has been providing counseling and finding shelter for countless victims of domestic violence since 1978. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina, has made it his mission in life to be a positive force in the lives of others. Helping others lies at the core of his company and affects everything from how employees are treated to customers, their independent contractors, and the charitable donations that are made. Bob Reina believes that his success comes with the responsibility to help others also achieve success in their lives as well as ameliorate suffering around the world.
Bob Reina has given philanthropically many times to various charities, both internationally and in his home community of Tampa Bay, Florida. One example is his donation of $1 million to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. He also financially supports an orphanage in Indonesia, the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, and many other charitable efforts. He also started a program at his company where every Talk Fusion Associate, the network of independent contractors who sell the company’s products, can provide a charity of their choice with Talk Fusion’s best product package. The charity receives all five of Talk Fusion’s products which include Video Chat, Live Meetings, Video Email, Video Newsletters, and Sign-up Forms. The charities use this package in order to reach more donors and have a better success rate in meeting the mission of their nonprofit.
Bob Reina earned his degree at the University of South Florida. While going to school he also had to work a number of jobs which led to a great deal of self-discipline. This helped him afterward when he attended police academy and his self-discipline led to him earning the top spot in his graduating class. He served as a patrol office in South Florida but wanted to build his own company. An idea to form a business around came to him when, working with his internet provider, there was no way to send a video over their service. He brought in a friend of his who was a programmer and together they developed their first product, Video Email. This product was highly successful and led to the success he has since had.
Mike Baur is a banking and finance expert and an entrepreneur who lives in Switzerland. Baur earned his MBA from the University of Rochester New York and his Executive MBA from the University of Bern. He has put both degrees to work for him.
Baur started his career at UBS Fribourg in 1991. He continued to work at UBS Fribourg until 2000 when he accepted a job at Wealth Management Switzerland. He only stayed in this position for two years and then he moved on to the KeyClient Group Switzerland. He continued to work until 2014 in Swiss private banking with various positions at Clariden
Leu and Sallfort Privatbank AG.
In 2014, Mike Baur became a founder and CEO for the first time with Baur IS. Today, Baur has an impressive resume with numerous titles with a variety of companies. He serves as vice president at Innovation Lab Fribourg where he empowers college students from the engineering, business, and natural sciences fields to become entrepreneurs. Baur is also a director and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Association which advocates for a better legal, regulatory, and tax environment for founders and startups in Switzerland. Deputy Managing Director at Swiss Startup Invest is yet another title for Baur. According to LinkedIn, this company is the leading force in the professionalization of the Business Angels and Venture Capitalist scene in Switzerland.
Mike Baur truly is an impressive entrepreneur with his last position. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory AG. He has been in this position since the launch of the company in 2014. The Swiss Startup Factory AG is the number one independent and privately financed ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. This company looks for digital entrepreneurs and will provide opportunities through its network of associates in Switzerland and around the world. The Swiss Startup Factory AG offers a three-month long program which benefits the new entrepreneur with a variety of services, coaching, mentoring and office space. Baur is responsible for the fundraising and financing rounds at this firm.
Baur is not only an entrepreneur but a mentor to young Swiss entrepreneurs. He invests much of his personal time and money to support these young entrepreneurs. With 20 years of experience, he is an experienced role model and mentor for these youths.