James Rollins

Vice President, Digital Video Distribution, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney and ESPN Media Networks

James D. Rollins was named Vice President of Digital Video Distribution for the Affiliate Sales and Marketing group at Disney and ESPN Media Networks in January 2015. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and cultivating new technology opportunities with distribution partners and driving the distribution of digital products and services that include video on-demand, iTV applications and TV Everywhere.

Rollins began his career with Disney and ESPN Media Networks in June 2008 as a Sales Account Executive before joining the Digital Video Distribution team, where he was promoted numerous times before his current role as Vice President and awarded the ESPN Sales and Marketing Leadership Awards in 2011 and 2012. Prior to Disney/ESPN, he served in the United States Navy as a supply officer and lieutenant from 2001-2006. While serving his country, he was honored with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2005-2006) and Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award (2006).

Outside of Disney/ESPN, Rollins is an active member of NAMIC and CTAM. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor degree in finance and earned his MBA in marketing and global management from the University of South Carolina.