Hi, I'm James

I’ll be one of your writers here at Otter PR! I look forward to learning more about you and helping you develop your voice to make the strongest impact possible in media coverage.

It's great to meet you!

A Little About Myself


James graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. While in college, he started a restaurant company, becoming one of the first developers of what is now Boston Market. After the company went public, he sold his restaurants and began consulting for several clients in the food industry, as well as publishing the Restaurant Marketing newsletter.

After segueing into magazine writing, James produced his first documentary in 2003, which he sold to HBO and other TV stations around the world. Several more documentaries followed, as did four books; the first two of which were published by Simon & Schuster (Scribner) and Harper Collins. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, he began publishing The Intelligent Newsletter on Substack. 

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James enjoys writing about anything business, legal and/or finance-related. He also loves writing about restaurants and food.

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James currently lives in Winter Park, FL with his dog and his partner of 10 years where they listen to as much music as possible, cook, and travel when it gets too hot during the Sunshine state’s summer months. He personally curates his dog’s Instagram and YouTube channels, which have racked up 50,000 followers @bigworldsmalldogs.

He’s also the youngest franchisee of Subway Sandwiches in history. He was also one of the first developers of Boston Chicken — a restaurant chain now more famously known as Boston Market.