Football Group Manager
James is a former professional player with Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest as well as an England Youth International cricketer. He graduated with a 1st class degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting before spending five years with Nike.inc for Umbro Interntional heading up the Football Sports Marketing division. James was successful in signing and managing some of the best emerging and established talent in Europe.
During his time at Umbro, James also managed the Manchester City sponsorship account and worked with the England senior national team. Three years at the New York based Iconix Brand Group as Global Sports Marketing Manager was followed by five years at Aston Villa Football Club working in the recruitment department, covering European, Senior, Emerging Talent and Academy recruitment during his reign.
James joined the 366 Group in October 2020 and will focuses his efforts on high level recruitment within the market leading football division.