James is a highly experienced CMO and CEO with a successful career in leading transformational change. James is the CEO and owner of innovation portal Springwise, described by Seth Godin as “almost too good to share”. He is also Founding Partner of Re_Set, the specialist innovation and digital transformation consultancy, created for the disruption economy and the author of bestseller “Disrupt! 100 Lessons in Business Innovation” published by Hodder and Stoughton 2017.
James advises businesses, investors and governments. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Bristol and Cambridge Judge Business School, participant in the London Business School Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme, expert judge at the World Retail Congress and mentor at Red Bull Amaphiko.
Career highlights include the launch of Disneyland Paris, the turnaround of Selfridges as Marketing Director, leading the renaissance of London tourism as CEO Visit London, launch CEO of Anthropologie Europe, NEDs and Advisory.
James graduated in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol.