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.