James Dondero Dares to venture where very few Would and Scores Bigtime

James Dondero started his first venture capitalist company in 1993. Previously, Jim used to work in different companies holding top executive positions. In the thirty years defining his career, he’s made some of the most unbelievable risky and bold calls. Most of his predictions ended up being true. He is among the few investors alive who can confidently say, they beat Warren Buffet to the punch. Jim made tons of money by hedging against the Texas energy company which later went bankrupt. In the ensuing bankruptcy, Warren was reported to have been one of the casualties.

 

Argentine’s Sovereign Debt

 

The moves taken by James Dondero in the recent past can be said to be controversial and very high risk. For instance, everyone looked with bewilderment as Dondero and his firm staked millions of dollars to buy the Argentine’s sovereign loans offered as bonds. The struggling south American nation was almost on the edge of full-blown chaos were it not for the private credit they received from investments firms the likes of which Dondero managed.

 

Impressive Double-Digit Gains

 

The co-founder of Highland Capital Management was quoted in an article posted on Barron’s remarking his unique problem-solving technique. He often prefers to retreat somewhere quiet and serene to meditate on present problems and the epiphany always comes in solitary. His hedge fund has outperformed most of its peers in California and elsewhere as it posted impressive gains of around 30% in the last financial year alone. That’s amazing, especially considering how clients dealing with the leading investment banks and brokers in places like Wall St. only received averaged gains of less than 5% for their investors.

 

Meet Highland Capital’s Owners

 

An article posted on Barron’s gives the exact reasons why Highland Capital Management has done so well in this tough and perilous economic times. The post does a great job of allowing us to know who Jim really is and where he came from. James is an alumnus of the University of Virginia. There, he studied accounting and finance graduating with top honors. Highland Capital Management was born in 1993 and it could not have been possible without his investment partner, Mark Okada. Today, they moved their HQ’s from California to Dallas to enjoy tax breaks plus the people are remarkably nice and warm in this part of the nation. Their company now employs close to 200 professional accountants, lawyers, financial analysts and other core support staff.

Eric Pulier Turns Technology Expertise into Philanthropy

Eric Pulier started showing signs of his entrepreneurial spirit at a very young age. He was already able to program computers by the time he was nine years old. By the time he was ready to graduate from high school, he already had a computer company started dealing with databases. He attended Harvard University where he earned a degree in English and also studied computer science.

 

Eric has been involved with at least 15 start-up companies so far. He is a co-founder of ServiceMesh and currently is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He worked with Computer Sciences Corporation, helping them create and provide cloud services Eric founded SOA Software in 1998, a company that provides Service Oriented Architecture to help design software for users. Pulier was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 1998. He currently serves as Executive Chairman at LogicLibrary in the SOA Software division.

 

Eric has been a driving force for new development in software development and the digital interactive industries for more than 20 years. He is a leading entrepreneur in government and enterprise technology. He worked with Bill Clinton and Al Gore on the Global Imitative Project. He is a well-known public speaker on new developments in the technology industry.

 

Eric Pulier is active in charitable giving and in using his expertise in technology to help those who are less fortunate. One of his best-known philanthropic projects is the Painted Turtle. It is a summer camp for children suffering with life-threatening diseases and chronic illnesses. He is VP in the cloud division of the organization.

 

He developed Starbright World, a social media platform for use by children with chronic illnesses. Children can use the network to interact with other children from around the world who are experiencing the same medical challenges. Eric currently lives in Los Angeles, Ca. He has four children.