Most people who know Jim Thompson, Dallas businessman, know him to be the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (PHC). 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. Jim and his team obviously serve their client businesses well, probably because he has managed to gain such a high level of knowledge and experience in the financial services sector. It’s not hard to understand why, since he has been working in the sector for about four decades so far.
Under Jim Thompson’s leadership, Preston Hollow 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. To a person, 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.
Throughout his long career, Jim Thompson has tried to make his Dallas community better than ever. His dedication to Dallas is such that he was the CEO of a diversified financial services firm called ORIX USA for 22 years. He led them to enormous growth, with 1,400 employees, assets of more than $5 billion and managed third-party assets of more tha $28 billion, but when it came time to start his own firm, he did so in the same building. Before ORIX USA, Jim Thompson 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 function.