Over the course of Jim Thompson’s long career, Dallas has become his one and only home. In fact, he has become to committed to Dallas that, for 22 years before he founded Preston Hollow Capital, he was the CEO of a diversified financial services firm called ORIX USA. Under his leadership, that firm saw enormous growth, as evidenced by their 1,400 employees, their assets of more than $5 billion and the $28 billion in third party assets they managed for others.
Even before his stint with ORIX USA, Jim Thompson was successful in business and demonstrated a commitment to the Dallas Metroplex. Back then, he 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 functions. Since Jim Thompson, Dallas investment specialist, founded Preston Hollow Capital, the firm has become highly regarded as a well-capitalized non-bank finance company that has expertise in municipal specialty finance.