June 18, 2019
 
Jim Thompson Dallas

Put simply, Jim Thompson is a Dallas businessman who has become best-known by those in the financial services industry as the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (PHC). Most who actually get to know him agree; the level of client service offered by his firmis very high,. This should come as no surprise, given the amount of knowledge and experience Jim has accumulated over a financial services career that has now run for nearly four decades and counting.

Throughout that long career, Jim Thompson has made it clear that Dallas has become his community, which is why he is so dedicated that city and its people. He is so committed to Dallas, in fact, that, when it came time to start his own firm after 22 years as an executive with ORIX USA, he founded Preston Hollow Capital not just in Dallas, but in the same downtown Dallas building. It’s no wonder; his 22 years with ORIX USA was quite successful, as he oversaw enormous growth, to the point that they had assets of more than $5 billion and they managed more than $28 billion of other companies’ money. They even had 1,400 employees by the time he was ready to move on.

Prior to his time at ORIX USA, Jim Thompson also held senior management positions with Financial Corporation of Santa Barbara and Mission Hills Mortgage, where he was. responsible for various loan origination, securitization and other capital markets and investment related functions. Under the leadership of Jim Thompson, Preston Hollow Capital is now highly regarded as a well-capitalized non-bank finance company with plenty of expertise in municipal specialty finance.
June 18, 2019
 
Jim Thompson Dallas

As Jim Thompson sees things, Dallas is an important component of his career as a financial services professional. In fact the Metroplex is so important, when he decided to leave ORIX USA after 22 years and establish Preston Hollow Capital, he did so not just in the same city, but in the same Downtown Dallas building. Dallas is home to Jim Thompson, which is why he has always been dedicated to improving the business climate in that community. With his stewardship of Preston Hollow Capital, Jim Thompson has managed to pursue a two-prong business strategy, in which he invests in fixed income credit and also participates in the acquisition of operating companies in such diverse industries as investment banking, asset management, mortgage origination and life sciences sectors.

Over the course of his long career, Jim Thompson has made Dallas home. In fact, he is so dedicated to Dallas that, for 22 years he was the CEO of a diversified financial services firm called ORIX USA and led them to enormous growth, to the point that the firm had 1,400 employees, assets of more than $5 billion and they managed another $28 billion in third party assets. Prior to ORIX USA, Jim Thompson also held senior management positions with Financial Corporation of Santa Barbara and Mission Hills Mortgage. In both positions, he was responsible for various loan origination, securitization and other capital markets and investment related functions.

Under Jim Thompson’s deft leadership, Preston Hollow Capital has built up a team of experienced executive management, structuring, trading, credit and business operations professionals who have shown themselves capable of working seamlessly to deliver the best quality experience for everyone. They do their best to ensure that borrowers and their agents have an experience that emphasizes flexibility, speed, and certainty, because those are the factors that make for the best borrowing experience.
December 20, 2018
 
Jim Thompson

From the point of view of Jim Thompson, Dallas is such a special community, he likes to give back as much as possible. That is why, in addition to being the chairman of Preston Hollow Capital. Jim Thompson is a very active philanthropist, primarily in his Dallas community. Besides his service on the board of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, Jim also strongly supports Dallas-area non-profits through the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, which he formed for that purpose. He also expresses his unwavering support for STEM education initiatives through his leadership and support of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation.

As a Dallas businessman, Jim Thompson has always felt and expressed a strong belief in giving back to the community. For instance, he does exactly that as a former Board Member of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which helps underserved children find legal assistance when they need it, and he has served on the boards of Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation at various times. He has also strongly support and/or served on the boards for The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation.
December 20, 2018
 
Jim Thompson, Dallas

Over the course of his long career, Jim Thompson has made Dallas home. In fact, he is so dedicated to Dallas that, for 22 years he was the CEO of a diversified financial services firm called ORIX USA and led them to enormous growth, to the point that the firm had 1,400 employees, assets of more than $5 billion and they managed another $28 billion in third party assets. Prior to ORIX USA, Jim Thompson also held senior management positions with Financial Corporation of Santa Barbara and Mission Hills Mortgage. In those two positions, he was responsible for various loan origination, securitization and other capital markets and investment related functions.

To Jim Thompson, Dallas is so important, when he decided to leave ORIX USA and start Preston Hollow Capital, he started them in the same Dallas building. For Jim Thompson, Dallas is home and he is dedicated to improving the business climate in his community. With Preston Hollow Capital, Jim Thompson has managed to pursue a two-prong strategy, in which he invests in fixed income credit and also participates in the acquisition of operating companies in such diverse industries as investment banking, asset management, mortgage origination and life sciences sectors.