James D. Fielding
James D. Fielding is a member of strategic advisory board. Mr. Fielding has over 30 years of experience in operations, product development, brand management, licensing and retail. Since August 2020, he has been a partner at Archer Gray, a hybrid production, finance, and venture investment company. Between January 2017 and August 2020, he has was a Founder and Managing Partner of Intersected Stories, a global, multi-disciplinary strategic consulting and advisory firm. From May 2019 to July 2020, he was Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and since July 2020 is now an advisor to ThenWhat Inc., a brand, creative and experiences agency for clients, including Jimmy Choo, GoldieBlox and Starbucks. Between January 2017 and May 2019, Mr. Fielding served as President, Consumer Products and Innovation at 20th Century Fox, where he developed and executed licensing and merchandising strategies for 20th Century Fox Film Studio, Fox Networks Group and FX Networks. From February 2015 to January 2017, he served as global head of consumer products and retail at Dreamworks Animation LLC. From June 2012 to April 2014, Mr. Fielding served as Chief Executive Officer of , jewelry and toys. Prior to this, between 2001 and 2012, he served in multiple progressive roles including as Vice President of Catalog and disneystore.com, Vice President of Merchandising for the Disney Stores, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing for the Disney Stores North America, Senior Vice President of Disney Consumer Products, Executive Vice President of global retail sales and marketing for Disney Consumer Products, and culminating in his role as President of Disney Retail for Disney Stores Worldwide, all at the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). From 1999 to 2001, he was a Vice President and General Merchandise ManagInc. Between 1997 and 1999, he served as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of J. Peterman Company. From 1990 to 1997, he was a Merchandise Manager at Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS). Mr. Fielding started his career in 1987 at Dayton Hudson Corporation (a predecessor of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT)), where he served in multiple positions, culminating in a role as Group Selling Manager until 1990. Mr. Fielding earned a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University.