To Jim Thompson, 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. With Preston Hollow Capital, Jim Thompson has managed to pursue a two-prong strategy, 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.
That is why, 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.
From Jim Thompson’s point of view, Dallas is a special community and he likes to give back to the people there as much as possible. Jim 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 legal assistance when they need it. He has also strongly support and/or served on the boards for The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation, and he has served on the boards of Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation at various times.