James is head of creative at Betaworks, responsible for creating interesting brand and product partnerships. He is an award winning advertising creative director.
James is the Chief Creative Innovation Officer for JWT New York, a global WPP advertising agency.
He is actively involved in the New York start up scene having signed a deal between JWT and Tech Stars. He is also a personal mentor at Tech Stars NY.
James is an advisor to ADstruc, a Tech Stars alum that is revolutionizing the sale and purchase of outdoor media.
James was a first round angel investor with Help Remedies. An innovative OTC pharma company.
James is also the founder of Thompson Punke, the first badass Ping Pong clothing line and Celebrity Ping Pong, a magazine where celebrities and cultural figures are interviewed over a game of ping pong. He is badass at ping pong and recently won the SXSW open tournament.