For Toronto executive John Fielding, the road to entrepreneurial success began in 1981 when he traded in his professional hockey career for the opportunity to pursue a path in business.
Soon after, John Fielding founded Array Marketing, a global retail merchandising service with clients that include Ulta, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Sephora, and more. Array Marketing has provided innovative service in retail merchandising, in-store build outs, creative branding, open service systems, retail fixtures, and point-of-purchase displays for more than 35 years. Fielding remains a shareholder of Array Marketing and serves on the company’s board of directors.
Fielding was also an initial investor in Ethoca Solutions Inc., for which he served as chairman of the board of directors. Ethoca Solutions Inc. is a fraud solutions and e-commerce provider founded in 2005; the company was acquired by Mastercard International in 2019.
John Fielding is a principal of Amsterdam Brewing Company, based in Toronto, a craft brewery that also operates two additional facilities: the Amsterdam BrewHouse, a brewery and restaurant located on Toronto’s waterfront, and the Amsterdam Barrel House, a casual pub located in Leaside.
Fielding also maintains an investment interest in residential real estate holdings such as Novacore Communities, Zest Communities, and StudentHouses.ca.
John Fielding played four years of professional hockey in Europe in his youth, then returned home to Canada in 1981 to start his business career. He and his brother Bill grew Array Marketing together for over 20 years.
Besides his professional accomplishments, Fielding is also a successful owner and breeder of thoroughbred and standardbred horses. His horses have won a multitude of top races and captured 17 Breeders Crown titles and he has bred numerous grade one winners.
John has been the recipient of the United States Trotting Association owner of the year award on two occasions. He also sits as a long-time director on the Woodbine Entertainment Group Board of Directors.