James Parsons is the managing director at Sportsbeat.
He worked as a journalist before moving into publishing in the regional press, with South News and Trinity Mirror.
He headed the commercial team at journalism trade title Press Gazette and helped manage the UK Press Awards before joining photo agency Newscast as managing director.
He fronted the commercial team at Sportsbeat before his appointment as managing director.
A keen fan of horse racing, his idea of sporting heaven is a day at the Cheltenham Festival.
Twitter – @JParsonsSB