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Jim Thompson Has Been a Leader in the Dallas Community for Years

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.