GRUPO GITANO FOUNDER & CEO
James is the visionary entrepreneur behind GRUPO GITANO which includes GITANO TULUM, THE JUNGLE ROOM, GITANO NYC, GITANO FARMS and CALÓ. James designed, developed, operates and is the main investor.
"He may be a beginner restaurateur in New York, but Gardner has plenty of varied experiences that are converging in the here and now. He moved from his native Britain in the mid-90s to take a job in technology and strategy for Goldman Sachs. A Wall Streeter by day, during off hours he formed close friendships in the fashion world. In 2004 he became a digital fashion pioneer, launching Marc Jacobs’ first website, swiftly followed by other launches and relaunches of digital platforms and e-commerce sites (for Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Stella McCartney, and many more)." Eve MacSweeney, VOGUE