Preston Hollow Capital expands team with two additions

Preston Hollow Capital has hired Stuart Fink as senior credit underwriter and Max Pickle as director of human resources. Previously, Fink worked at GE Capital where he served as a securitization manager while Pickle was a recruiting manager at ORIX USA Corporation.


September 28, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Preston Hollow Capital announced today the addition of Stuart Fink as Senior Credit Underwriter and Max Pickle as Director of Human Resources. Mr. Fink’s corporate responsibilities include evaluation, analysis and underwriting of the real property components of the firm’s investments. Mr. Pickle manages all of the firm’s human resources operations and advises the firm’s leadership on a variety of employment-related matters including recruiting, compensation, benefits, training and development.

“These important hires reflect the continued rapid growth of our municipal finance business,” said Jim Thompson, the Chairman and CEO of Preston Hollow Capital. “Stuart and Max are seasoned professionals in their respective disciplines, and we’re very pleased to add them to the team.”

Before joining Preston Hollow Capital, Mr. Fink worked with GE Capital for 11 years. He served as Securitization Manager where he led GE Capital Real Estate risk management in the securitization of commercial mortgages with pool contributions totaling $750 million. Before that, he served as Underwriting Leader for the eastern region risk team while at GE Capital. Mr. Fink’s prior experience includes serving as Valuations Manager and Dispositions Manager for Invesco Real Estate where he led a team in the financial analysis of the Invesco portfolio and executed asset sales for the firm. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and an MBA from Amberton University. He is a licensed real estate broker and holds a CCIM designation.

Mr. Pickle served ten years with ORIX USA Corporation as Recruiting Manager before joining Preston Hollow Capital. In that role, he was responsible for leading talent acquisition in Private Equity, Municipal Finance, Asset Management, Commercial Real Estate, and Leveraged Finance business units within ORIX, as well as for corporate and support positions. Mr. Pickle’s previous experience includes retained and contingency recruiting roles in finance, engineering and physician search. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

About Preston Hollow Capital and Jim Thompson
Preston Hollow Capital is a diversified merchant bank focused on municipal specialty finance, commercial finance and asset management, launched in January 2014 by Jim Thompson, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of ORIX USA. The PHC team has succeeded across cycles in multiple commercial credit verticals. PHC differentiates itself with its ability to deliver capital with speed, certainty and flexibility.

Mr. Thompson, along with his wife Angela, supports Dallas-area non-profits through the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, and STEM education initiatives through the Blue Sky Educational Foundation. He is a board member of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, and is a former board member of Dallas CASA, Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation.