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CEO Jim Thompson & Dallas Based Firm PHC

February 23, 2019
 
Jim Thompson Dallas

Going from an established business to a new business venture takes courage as well as confidence. It takes time to develop a career that can bring you to the title of CEO and while Jim Thompson did spend years developing his skills and working his way up the ladder at ORIX USA Corp., he was ready to dive into something new. Jim Thompson really found a home in the business world of Dallas, TX. He worked hard to master things like strategy, leadership and problem solving. As his skills increased, so did his title. Prior to this year, he worked for twenty-two years at ORIX USA Corp. and worked his way to the position of CEO and President. In these roles, he found an absolute enjoyment for problem solving and that combined with his passion for overcoming challenges encouraged him to branch off and start something new.

Jim Thompson now serves as the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President at Preston Hollow Capital (PHC). In this role, he gets to build everything about the company from scratch. Everything from staffing, to office selection and business strategy gets to be decided and planned out and that is a very excited position for Jim Thompson to be in. He still gets to maintain his love for Dallas, TX as he has chosen to base his company out of Dallas. While he will look back fondly at his time at ORIX USA Corp., he also looks forward to the new adventure of starting his own firm.

Dallas Businessman - Jim Thompson

February 22, 2019
 
Jim Thompson Dallas

Dallas resident, Jim Thompson has developed over 39 years of business acumen and brings a plethora of skills to his current position of Chairman and CEO. These roles have difficult tasks such as forecasting for development and growth as well as making big decisions that affect both the company and also its employees. In order to be prepared for these types of processes, one must have years of business experience and also a passion for hard work and problem solving. As the founder of Dallas based Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (PHC), Jim Thompson used many of the skills that he worked hard to develop in the financial services industry.

While he serves as both its Chairman and CEO currently, prior to these roles, he was CEO of a diversified financial services firm. He spent over 22-year leading the firm’s growth to more than fourteen hundred employees as well as assets of $5 billion. That $5 billion was on top of an additional $28 billion that the company possessed in third party assets that were under their management. Jim Thompson knew that in order to achieve these kinds of goals he needed to pursue a dual strategy of investments in fixed income credit and acquisitions of operating companies in a variety of industries such as investment banking, asset management, mortgage origination and life sciences sectors. Jim Thompson brings this track record and strategies to Preston Hollow Capital, LLC and looks forward to repeating the success he had with the financial firm there.

Jim Thompson, Dallas Financial Specialist, is Seen as a Leader

November 20, 2018
 
Jim Thompson Dallas

Over time, under the leadership of Jim Thompson, Dallas-based Preston Hollow Capital has managed to build a team of experienced professionals in a number of areas, including specialists in structuring, trading, credit and business operations and executive management. Over time, they have demonstrated that they are capable of working seamlessly to deliver the best quality experience for every client in every situation. 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.

With Preston Hollow Capital, Jim Thompson has pursued 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. Throughout his long career, Jim Thompson has made Dallas home. In fact, he has been so dedicated to the Dallas Metroplex, he has never even considered leaving.

For 22 years Jim Thompson was the CEO of a diversified financial services firm called ORIX USA, also in Dallas 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. In fact, when he Jim decided to leave ORIX USA and start Preston Hollow Capital, he started them in the same Dallas building. 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.

Jim Thompson Works Hard to Make Dallas Better

November 20, 2018
 
Jim Thompson, Dallas

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 exoerience 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.

From the perspective of Jim Thompson, Dallas is a special community. He sees it as his home and he is dedicated to improving the business climate in his community. Because of who he is and how he was raised, he has always believed that one of his keys to life includes giving back to his community to the extent 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. In addition to his long-time 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.

Jim Thompson also shows unwavering support for STEM education initiatives through his leadership and support of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation. He also has been 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.