James is currently the President, International, of TBWA Worldwide. Drawing from his many years of experience creating and running TBWA\Media Arts Lab, James will be responsible for developing new and innovative client models for global client business.
Previously Co-Founder and CEO of Apple’s unique agency partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, he began running the Apple account at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA in 2000. In 2006, he helped create Media Arts Lab as a separate global network within TBWA to cater specifically to the creative cadence and executional demands of the growing Apple brand.
Prior to TBWA\MAL, James ran the Dot.Com group at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. He also spent several years at JWT New York, where he led Kodak and Merrill Lynch accounts globally, and ran a small London-based technology agency, where he launched both Novell and Dell in Europe in the early 1990s. James began his advertising career with Saatchi & Saatchi in 1988.
As President, International, James joins a dynamic group of leaders who will all focus on specialties to lead the agency across different disciplines.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, James now lives with wife Marie and their two children in Venice, California.