In order to become a founder, president and CEO of a company, one must have a vast wealth of experience. Jim Thompson has 26 years of experience in the U.S. capital markets. Prior to founding and running Preston Hollow Capital (PHC), he was at Dallas based ORIX USA which he joined in 1991 in order to initiate and manage ORIX USA's activities specifically in the commercial mortgage securities market. But before even joining that company and working there for over two decades, Jim Thompson held senior management positions with various financial institutions. One institution was that of the Financial Corporation of Santa Barbara where he developed his skills in a corporate financial environment. Before that, he was at Mission Hills Mortgage where he was responsible for various loan origination, securitization and other capital markets and investment related functions. No matter the position, Jim Thompson worked to develop his skills and he now gets to use these skills for his own firm.
Preston Hollow Capital is a financial advisory firm that also dabbles in business operations for other financial industry related companies. He recipe for success for his new Dallas based firm is to pursue a dual strategy of investments in fixed income credit and acquisitions of operating companies in the investment banking, asset management, mortgage origination and life sciences sectors which sits right on top of their business design.