John Fielding is a Toronto businessman and entrepreneur who has an extensive history in seizing lucrative deals. In 1981, John Fielding and his brother Bill founded Array Marketing, an award-winning retail merchandising company with a number of high-profile clients including Estee Lauder, Chanel, Sephora, Ulta and many more.
In the beginning, the Fielding brothers focused on advertising specialties, where they distributed promotional items such as coffee mugs, key chains and bottle openers. Today the company delivers innovation in retail merchandising, creative branding concepts, in-store build-outs, point-of-purchase displays, open service systems, and retail fixtures. Fielding remains a shareholder of Array Marketing and serves as a Director on their board.
Earlier in his life, Fielding aspired to be a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League. Although his dreams never came to fruition, he did play the sport professionally for four years in Europe.
Fielding was an early investor and Chairman of the Board of Ethoca Solutions Inc., an e-commerce and fraud solutions provider that was founded in 2005. The firm was acquired by Mastercard International in 2019.
Toronto’s John Fielding also serves as a principal of the Amsterdam Brewing Company, a craft brewery headquartered in Leaside, which recently added two new facilities, the Amsterdam Brew House located on Toronto’s waterfront and the Amsterdam Barrel House in Leaside.
Besides his professional accomplishments, John Fielding is also a passionate owner and breeder of thoroughbred and standardbred horses. His horses have won a number of top races and captured 17 Breeders Crown titles; he has also bred numerous grade one winners. Fielding 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.
John Fielding lives in Toronto with his wife Pat. They have six children.