Jim Thompson is the founder of Preston Hollow Community Capital, LLC (PHC) and serves as both its Chairman and CEO. Mr. Thompson has a 39-year track record in financial services. Prior to founding PHC, he was CEO of a diversified financial services firm, where during his 22-year tenure, he led the firm’s growth to over 1,400 employees, assets of $5 billion and an additional $28 billion in third party assets under management. Mr. Thompson pursued 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.
Mr. Thompson is active in various philanthropic activities. He serves on the boards of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation Board of Advisors and has served on the boards of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Angel Flight South Central, The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation. In addition, Mr. Thompson was a founding director of the ORIX Foundation and is the sponsor of two non-profit organizations – the Jim Thompson Foundation and the Blue Sky Educational Foundation, both of which support community service organizations and STEM education initiatives