James Close, 1-MBA Executive Advisor

James is responsible for strategic financial planning & management of Ad Sales revenue across all TWDC brands including ABC, ESPN, FX, National Geographic, Disney Channels, Freeform, and Hulu. James leads a team responsible for managing the consolidation of all linear and digital revenue in support of Disney Ad Sales, as well as driving core strategic initiatives with a focus on revenue growth and maximizing operating income. James has built upon a 20+ year career within The Walt Disney Company serving in roles supporting multiple divisions including Parks & Resorts, Media Networks, and most recently DTCI (Direct to Consumer and Int’l).

James holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Florida.