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June 2016

James Dondero Appoints Linda Owen to Expand His Firm’s Philanthropy Department

James Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., has partnered with Linda Owens on a new charity venture. Owens will be helping Dondero expand Highland Capital Management’s charity giving program. Owens is a respected Dallas civic leader and a former president of the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation.

This news comes about because of a need to work with an experienced and dedicated person in the philanthropy field. Owens has many years of experience creating partnerships with several charities in the Dallas area. Her experience and expertise, combined with her passion to make a notable difference in the local community, will be invaluable. She will assume this role by serving as Highland Capital Management’s charitable giving manager.

Highland Capital Management already donates $3 million dollars annually to causes such as the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, and Snowball Express. Highland Capital Management’s commitment to helping non-profit organizations reach their goals and potential is very inspiring. Adding Owens to this committee will only help to create more innovative ways that that firm can continue to give back to the local community.

Highland Capital Management, L.P., was founded in 1993 by James Dondero. Dondero, along with his co-founder, Mark Okada, have both been co-presidents for the firm. Dondero has extensive experience in hedge funds, separate accounts, and distressed and special situations private equity. Dondero is on the Board of Directors for companies such as the American Banknote Corporation, NexBank, and Cornerstone Healthcare. Dondero has more than thirty years of experience in the credit industry.

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Keith Mann Has Partnered Up To Provide Scholarships To Young Entrepreneurs

Kieth Mann understands the difficulty in paying for school, especially for young entrepreneurs. This is what inspired him to start the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for students, in order to give those with the desire and potential for success a chance in the business world. One student will be awarded with the scholarship at the end of their senior year annually. This is largely because Keith Mann knows just how difficult and risky it is for someone to start a business on there own without any backing. In most cases, the largest factor for starting a business is just the requirement of money, which usually ends up being a lot. Uncommon schools and Kieth have partnered up to provide this scholarship to all those who qualify.

As an entrepreneur himself, Keith wants to offer student that are less fortunate a chance at a better opportunity. Low-income can be quite the challenge for students to get a quality education, and this scholarship will help many students earn there degrees and attend college. In order to get his own company, Dynamic Search Partners, up an running, Keith had to take many risks as well.

Today, Keith is considered a veteran in the industry, with more than 15 years of experience under his belt. His own company was created for alternative investments, and he has a lot of expertise to offer in the area of hedge funds. Alternative investments are similar to being an entrepreneur, in which people are looking for something to put there money into with the hope of making a profit afterwards. Thought it can be risky and difficult, the rewards of being an entrepreneur greatly outweigh those of a normal job. With this scholarship program, Keith is just starting with his plans of helping out aspiring students and entrepreneurs.

The Best in Staffing: Diversant LLC

Staffing is an important and necessary part of getting industrious, earnest, hardworking people into your company, thereby helping the employees and the company grow and prosper. Companies do not have the time nor the personnel to vet new employees. Businesses benefit from staffing agencies because they handle payroll, taxes and other weighty functions businesses face. On the other hand, temporary employees benefit from possible long-term or permanent jobs with the assigned company and the chance to use their skills with different companies. Staffing services meet the needs on both sides of the employment spectrum.

Diversant LLC presents staffing options to Fortune 500 and intermediate companies. “The company offers a range of IT staffing services, including IT staff augmentation, contingent, temporary, and direct hire solutions for various contracts and permanent positions; user experience design services; and diversity initiatives, such as veterans programs and minority business enterprise programs.” Additionally, it affords those looking for a job it affords potential employees jobs ranging from “creative designers, IT auditors, project managers and other technological positions.

John Goullet a prime participant of Diversant, LLC serves as Chairman of this highly recognized company. His knowledge as past founder and Chief Executive Officer in 1994 of Info Technologies, Inc. is a secure foundation on which he helps run Diversant LLC. Goullet attended Ursinus College in May 1983 and graduated with the full confidence that he could accomplish anything. After college, he worked in various capacities. He provided creative leadership during his 2 years at Computer Sciences Corp. Next, John worked for the Constell Group for three years. For 3 years he provided knowledge and his skills to 3D Information Services. In 1986 and 1987, Mr. Goullet worked at Tsr Consultants, Island, NJ. In 1990 he joined Cap Gemini America, Edison, NJ. and contributed his useful knowledge and understanding of business until he left in 1994. Each position allows him to contribute to Diversant’s popularity and growth.

Staffing for your firm does not have to disrupt your normal work days. A company like Diversant takes the stress off of searching for the most qualified employees for your company.

More Than a Million Maker – Eric Pulier

Some people believe that successful entrepreneurs are about making money for themselves and other people of the same status. This assumption is false. Eric Pulier is a perfect example of how a more than successful man can spin his millions to benefit millions. Not only is Pulier a successful entrepreneur but also an author as he assists others in finding a path to success. But that road not only includes him as he gives to so many that are less fortunate.

Eric Pulier’s need to give as he receives speaks to his heart’s intentions rather than his pocket. Early in his career, he focused energy and time in teaching those with Multiple Sclerosis about their disease by developing complex computer systems for communication that the ill-stricken can use, today.

US Doctors for Africa have not only honored Eric Pulier, but they also continue to benefit from his philanthropic calling. He has never waned in his giving of aid in both technical innovation and change in the specifically medical field. With a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, those that cannot reach into the world are given the opportunity and in doing so, many lives have been saved that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

The list of Pulier’s extraordinary need to give continues from his pockets to his technologies, from children to adults, and from earth to space. He funds projects to continue exploration beyond merely our humanity as he uses his mind and fortune to pursue the tradition of searching the galaxy while remaining rooted on Earth as an active board member for the Painted Turtle. This summer camp is for children who suffer from terminal or chronic illnesses so that they feel at home and together rather than separate from society.

Author, business person, and full-hearted, Eric Pulier is a man for all to look up to, not only those that create. If everyone had a little of Pulier’s drive to look past himself, the world would be a better, healthier place for all to live and our galaxy a place to explore without agendas or political gain.