In his journey to becoming the CEO, President and Founder of Preston Hollow Capital (PHC), Jim Thompson earned a variety of skills and a reputation to match. While he worked in many different areas of finance, his firm has established themselves as the leading solution provider in municipal finance. Jim Thompson had already made a home in Dallas when he founded the company and this is why the headquarters of Preston Hollow Capital is in Dallas. PHC is an independent specialty finance company with more than $1 billion in permanent equity capital. In addition to this, they hold over $2 billion in investment capacity from a diverse investor base built of founding management and institutional investors. One of these funds is managed by Stone Point Capital LLC and HarbourVest Partners, and several prominent family offices.
Preston Hollow Capital has differentiated itself from its competitors with its ability to deliver capital with speed, certainty and flexibility. They understand how fast money can move and what a difference can be made if money is delayed. They also know the frustration people can face if the accuracy of their financial advisor is flawed. In addition, PHC knows that every client is unique and because of this there are no cookie-cutter answers on how to best invest and that’s where the flexibility comes in. Jim Thompson founded this Dallas based company to help people grow financially and feel secure while doing so.
Over the course of his long career, for Jim Thompson, Dallas has become his one and only home. He is so dedicated to Dallas that, after serving as CEO of diversified financial services firm ORIX USA for 22 years, Jim founded Preston Hollow Capital, LLC in the exact same building. He was quite successful at ORIX USA. 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.
These days Jim Thompson, Dallas businessman, is best known by those in the financial services industry as the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Preston Hollow Capital, and because his firm provides a high level of client service. This is unsurprising, since everyone at Preston Hollow has plenty of knowledge and experience, and Jim Thompson himself has about four decades’ experience in the financial services sector.
Prior to ORIX USA, Jim Thompson also 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. Under Jim Thompson’s leadership, Preston Hollow Capital has become highly regarded as a well-capitalized non-bank finance company that has expertise in municipal specialty finance. Their team of professionals has experience with executive management, structuring, trading, credit and business operations professionals. They have demonstrated they are capable of working seamlessly to deliver the best quality experience for everyone. They do their best to ensure that borrowers and their agents have an experience that emphasizes flexibility, speed, and certainty, because those are factors that make for the best borrowing experience.