Jim Thompson is a Dallas businessman who 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 the legal assistance they need. In addition to being the chairman of Preston Hollow Capital. Jim Thompson is a very active philanthropist, primarily in his Dallas community. Besides his 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. He also expresses his unwavering support for STEM education initiatives through his leadership and support of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation.
c also has served on the boards of Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation at various times, and he has given strong support to The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation. To Jim, Dallas is very important, which is why, when he decided to leave ORIX USA and start Preston Hollow Capital, he started the new firm in the same Dallas building. From Jim Thompson’s perspective, Dallas is home. As such, Jim is dedicated to improving the business climate in his community.
Jim Thompson’s firm, Preston Hollow Capital, is highly regarded in Dallas and beyond as a well-capitalized non-bank finance company that has expertise in municipal specialty finance. With Preston Hollow Capital, Jim Thompson has managed to pursue two very distinct strategies, 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.