James Heaney

by Jon Ponder

Executive Vice President, Professional Services and Chief Financial Officer

James Heaney joined Carnival Cruise Line in June 2015 as senior vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for all of the company’s financial, accounting and information technology functions.
Heaney is an experienced financial executive with more than 25 years in the cruise and hospitality industries. Prior to joining Carnival, he spent three years as CFO for SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., where he oversaw the company’s financial organization.

Previously, he held a number of executive financial positions including CFO and senior vice president of finance and travel operations at Disney Cruise Line where he worked for 17 years. Heaney also held various financial posts at Royal Caribbean Cruises, as well as Pueblo International, which operated a large Florida-based grocery store chain, and Gould, Inc., a manufacturer of super mini-computers used primarily for military application.

Heaney earned a bachelor’s of science in business administration from Texas Tech University as well as a master’s of business administration from the University of Florida.