Most who know Jim Thompson, Dallas businessman, know him as the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (PHC). He serves his clients well, based mostly on the knowledge and experience he has accumulated over four decades in the financial services industry. Preston Hollow Capital is well-known in Dallas and beyond as a well-capitalized non-bank finance company that has expertise in municipal specialty finance.
For 22 years Jim Thompson was the CEO of a diversified financial services firm called ORIX USA, which was also located in Dallas. Jim led that firm 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. Back when he Jim decided to leave ORIX USA and start Preston Hollow Capital, he started them in the same Dallas building, which demonstrates his affinity for the city of Dallas. Before landing at ORIX USA, Jim Thompson also held senior management positions with Financial Corporation of Santa Barbara and Mission Hills Mortgage. With both firms, he was responsible for various loan origination, securitization and other capital markets and investment related functions.