WOW FACTOR:

In addition to sporting a lot of black clothing, James has a couple decades’ worth of experience heading up design projects for major international brands. One of which you may now be wearing, sipping or sitting upon.

WHAT YOU’D LEARN ON A ROAD TRIP WITH HIM:

He will actually stop and ask for directions, but only when his iPhone is outside its coverage area.

FAVORITE STORE:

Salumi’s at lunch. It’s a 300sf. eatery run by the family of famous chef Mario Batali. “The food is great, but what I really love is watching the line snake out the door with people waiting 2 hours for a sandwich.” A sight to warm any retailer’s heart.

FREE TIME:

No such thing. He’s busy remodeling the kitchen or refurbishing his 120-year-old Brunswick pool table. No idle hands here.

COOLEST THING he's done LATELY:

Driving a one man lift while installing merchandise displays at Legacy Group Workspace.