Director of Operations, Procurement & Facilities
As Director of Operations, Procurement & Facilities for Union Square Events, James is responsible for developing and implementing best practices in regards to purchasing, sourcing the highest quality products, and fostering strong vendor relationships. In addition to his role at Union Square Events, James provides company-wide procurement related support throughout Union Square Hospitality Group. James graduated from Florida State University where he studied Political Science and Philosophy. In pursuit of more experience and education, James moved to New York in 2008 and began studying nutrition and culinary arts as well as staging at various restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn. After working in a variety culinary managements roles, James accepted an offer with Union Square Events as Purchasing Manager in 2011. After four years, James was promoted to his current role as Director of Purchasing and Compliance. When not at work, James enjoys reading, running, cooking and spending time with his family.