James Ward

President, CEO
Wildlife Trading Company & Wildlife Artist, Inc.


James has worked in merchandise within attractions for over 25 years. Starting in distribution, he has been involved in product development, sales, and operations, and now leads both Wildlife Trading Company and Wildlife Artists, Inc. He has led the Wildlife Companies to be leaders in creating a retail experience and products that match the unique guest experience of each attraction they work with. As a passionate supporter of conservation initiatives, social responsibility and photographing wildlife, James has traveled extensively to remote regions of Africa, Asia and South America to work with conservation groups and communities to build businesses and empower people in order to support conservation efforts. James received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Boston College and his Executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

James is an avid wildlife photographer and travels frequently to Africa, Asia, Central & South America and Alaska to photograph, while sourcing materials and products. He received an Executive MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.


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