James Dondero, CPA, CMA, CFA: A Megastar in the Finance & Business

James Dondero, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management (HCM) and the co-founder and president of NexBank. Highland Capital Management and NexBank are based in Dallas, Texas. Highland Capital was found in 1993, and it’s the biggest collateralized loan obligations’ management firm in the US by the dollar amount. Visit Patch.com to know more about James.

Dondero also serves in other capacities. For one, he is the CEO and board chairman of HCM Acquisition Company. He is the board chairman and the president of NexPoint Hospitality Trust, Inc. too. Other roles include him serving as the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc., Cornerstone Healthcare Group, and CCS Medical Corporation.

James Dondero has more than 30 years of credit market experience. Before establishing HCM, he was the chief investment officer of the Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary where he assisted in growing the company from conception to a growth of more than $2 billion between 1989 and 1993. From 1985 to 1989, he worked for American Express as a Corporate Bond Analyst and later on as a Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for fixed-income funds worth approximately $1 billion. Prior to working for American Express, he finished JP Morgan’s financial training program. Visit highlandfunds.com to know more about James Dondero.

As far as his other previous board roles, he served as the Highland Financial Partners, L.P.’s chairman since February 2006. He was the director and chairman of Phy since January 2000. He also served as the independent director of American Banknote Corporation, Safety-Kleen, Inc., NeighborCare, Inc., and Jernigan Capital, Inc. And lastly, he served as a director of Cricket Communications, LLC., Leap Wireless International Inc., and TerreStar Corporation.

He also has earned impressive educational achievements. In 1984, he earned a BS with as a Beta Gamma Sigma from the Unversity of Virginia in Commerce, concentrating in Finance and Accounting. And with his certifications, he has the right to use the designation of the Chartered Financial Analyst.

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30 Years of Excellence: David McDonald Of The OSI Group

When Iowa native David McDonald graduated form Iowa State University in 1987, he was hired by food processing company the OSI Group as a project manager. That was 30 years ago. Today, McDonald is the company’s president and chief operating officer and the OSI Group is now a major force in the global food industry. David McDonald has played a pivotal role in the growth and expansion of the company. He has used his degree in animal science, unique understanding of the food processing industry, wide array of business skills, ability to work with suppliers, staff and government agencies and sensitivity to the needs of the consumers, to help the company succeed.

Although David McDonald was given the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award at Iowa State University for his excellence in the classroom, few knew the prodigious skills possessed. Working at the OSI Group and constantly being given positions with more and greater responsibilities, McDonald was able to develop into an amazing leader and business executive. Not only has he excelled at the OSI Group, David McDonald also served as the North American Meat Institute’s president, a Marfrig Global Foods S.A. independent director and Australia based OSI Foods International’s director.

The OSI Group does business in dozens of companies and as president and COO David McDonald is intimately involved in a wide variety of capacities. That makes him a very busy man. One of the resources he said has helped him handle his responsibilities in foreign countries is the book ‘Time Management from a Cross-Cultural Perspective. McDonald says it has provided him with theoretical insights as well as practical advice he has been able to apply in the business interactions he has overseas. That has been crucial in keeping the company’s ambitious ongoing expansion efforts flowing smoothly.

At the OSI Group David McDonald is valuable because of the wide range of skills he possesses. They include strategic planning, product development, cross-functional team leadership, forecasting, supply chain and inventory management, marketing strategy, contract negotiation, operations management, process improvement and much more. Over the past 20 years the OSI Group has been focused on the Chinese market. McDonald has used those skills to establish strong relationships while meeting and surpassing the expectation of their customers. Today, the OSI Group is China’s largest poultry producer.

Hiring David McDonald was one of the smartest moves management at the OSI Group ever made.

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Roberto Santiago’s Shopping Magnet

Every year people flood Brazil for many reasons. Every year tourist crowd Joao Pessoa, Paraiba to visit their stunning malls. One of the most popular malls in the state of Paraiba is the Manaira Shopping Mall. The Manaira Shopping Mall was constructed by Roberto Santiago in 1987. The mall had its grand opening 1989. Santiago’s mall has served the people of Joao Pessoa, Paraiba very well over the years.

Roberto Santiago was born and raised in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. He knows Joao Pessoa very well. He attended the local schools and colleges. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He has built two malls in Joao Pessoa. The Manaira and Mangeira Shopping Mall have helped employ, educate, and entertain thousands of natives. Roberto Santiago also has other businesses that employee Joao Pessoa natives. He owns a cartonnage company that produces and sells cartons made of cardboard. He was able to buy the property for the mall using his profit from the cartonnage company.

The Manaira Shopping Mall has many features that contribute to it being a tourist magnet including a gym, college, theater, concert hall, financial institutions, stores, food court, and arcade. All the mall’s features provide enough diversity to entertain children and adults. When Roberto Santiago was building the mall, he made sure to include all the things that he thoroughly enjoys doing. The mall was designed to be a one stop shop mall. Everything that you could possibly need is in the Manaira Shopping Mall. There is no longer a need to stop ten places to get the things that you need.

There are many features that cause people to gravitate towards it, but the Domus Hall is the most popular. The Domus Hall is a top of the line concert hall that has the best sound equipment. Artist in Brazil, as well as other countries, go to the Domus Hall to have concerts. The Domus Hall is able to hold 10,000 people standing and 4,000 people sitting. The Domus Hall is a very popular place where people have concerts, but the Domus Hall is also used for many other large events.

Santiago wanted people to have a place to express themselves. He was sure to place a theater in the mall because he loved writing. The mall has had many renovations because Roberto Santiago believes that it is important for the mall to stay up to date. He wants the mall to always meet the needs of the people. When he discovers a need his does the necessary work to fulfill the need. Roberto Santiago is dedicated to satisfying all of the mall’s customers.