It was the beginning of 1980 and financial expert Jim Thompson was just starting his career in the industry. His first role in finance was one year in length at Newport Balboa Savings in Newport Beach, California. From there, Thompson’s career only grew, from senior and executive vice president roles also in California to serving as chief executive officer for ORIX USA from 1991 to 2003 in Dallas, Texas. This 22-year-old tenure paved the road for Thompson to begin his own firm in the Dallas area just one year later.
In early 2014, Jim Thompson founded Preston Hollow Capital, LLC, in Dallas. Known as a diversified independent specialty finance company, Preston Hollow carries a staff of 25-plus in addition to approximately $3 billion in equity and assets -- significant growth following startup operations of $113 million. Thus far, the team at Preston Hollow under Thompson has succeeded across multiple cycles of commercial credit verticals, delivering on its promises of speed, certainty and flexibility.