Balance in life is important and one of those balances is between work and philanthropy. Jim Thompson believes in this life motto and that is why even though he is the CEO and President of a multi-million dollar financial services firm in Dallas, he has also dedicated his time to act as the President of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation as well as take on the role of Founding Director of the Jim Thompson Foundation. While there is fulfillment in being successful at your occupation, Jim Thompson has found that being able to give back to his Dallas community brings about even more fulfillment in his life.
Jim Thompson has spent almost all of his adult life developing a strong financial services business acumen. In his time at ORIX USA Corp., he was able to develop as both a financial advisor, but more than that, he was able to develop as a leader. He now has a new role as that of CEO and President of his newly founded Dallas based company Preston Hollow Capital. Preston Hollow Capital is a financial services company. With Jim Thompson’s over thirty-six years of experience, he is excited to bring the skills he has developed during those years to his new venture and help more customers in Dallas to really grow their financial portfolios.
Over the years of developing his career, Jim Thompson found himself becoming passionate about a specific specialty area of finance. At the time, he was working at Dallas based firm ORIX USA Corporation and it was at this time that he decided he wanted to start a new venture. He ended up developing Preston Hollow Capital. Preston Hollow Capital is a Dallas based, diversified independent specialty finance company. Established in 2014 and initially staffed by a team of senior executives who had previously worked together at ORIX USA Corporation, they have worked to create a name for themselves that stands above their competitors. One of the ways they did this was by establishing a pattern of speed, certainty, and flexibility amongst their projects.
There were many obstacles that had to be overcome in order to found Preston Hollow Capital such as location and start up money. Jim Thompson loved the Dallas area and that is why they selected this area for their 9,000 Sq Ft. office. As for starting money, he and his management team put their $113 million dollars of equity into starting this Dallas based project. This capital was also supplemented by additional fundraising during 2015-2017 which increased Preston Hollow Capital’s permanent equity capital to more than $1 billion.
They have proven themselves to be successful across cycles in multiple commercial credit verticals and continue to represent their clients well.
In the process of becoming an established executive one must work hard and gain a plethora of skills due to a large collected amount of experiences. Jim Thompson worked his way up to the positions of President and CEO of the Dallas based ORIX USA Corporation. This position held many different responsibilities as he was responsible for managing ORIX Corporation’s operations in the United States. This time required him to better develop his skills in the areas of leadership, strategy and problem solving. During his time at ORIX USA, he managed the growth of the company to more than 1,400 employees, assets in excess of $5 billion and other managed assets of an additional $25 billion. This achievement is one that he is incredibly proud of.
Now that he is the founder, CEO and president of his own firm, Preston Hollow Capital, he takes many of the skills that he developed at ORIX into his day to day. The skills he is most focused on are that of speed, certainty and flexibility. These skills combined create opportunities for success not just within his company and employees but also for his clients. Each client is unique in their needs and with these key skills at the forefront of the efforts by Jim Thompson and his Dallas team at Preston Hollow Capital, everyone is set-up to reach their goals.
From the perspective of Jim Thompson, Dallas is a very special community. That is why he likes to give back as much as possible. In addition to being the chairman of Preston Hollow Capital, LLC, Jim Thompson is a very active philanthropist, primarily in his Dallas community. He serves on the board of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, but Jim also strongly supports numerous 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.
Jim Thompson, Dallas businessman, has always expressed a strong belief in giving back to his community, 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.
Dallas is so important, when he decided to leave ORIX USA after 22 years to establish Preston Hollow Capital, he set it all up in the same Dallas building. That is because, to 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.
Most people who know Jim Thompson, Dallas businessman, know him as the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (PHC). They are also 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. Jim Thompson likes to give back to the Dallas community as much as possible.
That is why, in addition to being the chairman of Preston Hollow Capital. Jim Thompson is quite an active and effective philanthropist throughout the Dallas Metroplex. Because Jim has always expressed a strong belief in giving back to his community, he has served as a board member for Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which helps underserved children find legal assistance when they need it. He also has served on the boards of Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation at various times.
Jim Thompson, Dallas-based financial consultant and serial philanthropist, even formed his own foundation, the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, which strongly supports a wide array of Dallas-area non-profits and charities. Jim also has strongly supported and/or served on the boards for The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation, and he also expresses his unwavering support for STEM education initiatives through his leadership and support of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation.