Kids: 3 boys
City you live in: Scottsdale
A typical day in my life includes… passionately pursuing my lifelong vision of launching my new company and loving my two dogs.
I was born… in New York.
My favorite thing about Arizona… the weather.
I’m listening to… classic Rock when I have the time.
My family… is the only thing in my life that really matters.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my entire family all together.
One thing I cannot live without… my family and my two dogs.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… exactly what I am today.
I’m inspired by… extremely creative people.
The one person who motivates me is… ME
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… to save all of the homeless dogs.
The perfect day would be… 90 degrees, brilliant sunshine, playing golf if I had the time, and then a great dinner out with my entire family.
My first job was… carrying salesman samples cases for our family’s business.
My favorite escape… never had one as I never tried to escape from anything.
My life… is the culmination of a myriad of experiences that keeps making me smarter each day.
I’m currently working on… My new company Oxford Hounds. Oxford Hounds is a direct to consumer only men’s luxury lifestyle apparel and accessories brand the crafts all of its products from only the finest Italian materials and workmanship well below retail MSRP’s.
Always… put your best foot forward at anything you do.
Never… not give it 150%
Favorite Quote… “Always strive to exceed the customers expectations”
Biggest Dream… living my dream right now starting my new company.
My Pet Peeve(s)… it would be great if people treated each other as they would like to be treated!
More About James Tullin:
James is originally from New York and moved to Arizona in 1997. His family started Swank Inc in 1897 that became the largest seller of men’s and ladies’ accessories in the world until the business was sold in 2012. The company was based in Manhattan. James has forty-plus years of experience in the men’s accessories industry and has traveled extensively worldwide specifically throughout Europe, India, and Asia.
His areas of expertise consist of, but not limited to, product development, merchandising, sourcing, supply chain management, as well extensive financial and inventory management skills inclusive of pricing and margin management. Further, James has extensive knowledge and managerial expertise in dealing with manufacturers worldwide. He served as Senior Vice President and Director of Swank Inc. for 27 years which afforded him an insider’s perspective of the financial operations of a $200 million public corporation.
He additionally acted as chief product and design liaison to some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Nautica, and Geoffrey Beene to name a few. James graduated from Blair Academy preparatory school and the University of Denver with a B.A in Communications. His personal interest includes a love for dogs, golf, and martial arts. He attained a third-degree black belt in Chinese Kenpo and a second-degree black belt in the Goju Shorei weapons system.