Jim McCann, Founder and Executive Chairman 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc.

Jim McCann, Founder and Executive Chairman  1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc.

Jim McCann is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, author, media personality, and philanthropist whose passion is helping people deliver smiles.

Jim’s belief in the universal need for social connections and interaction led to his founding of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc., which he has grown into one of the world’s leading floral and gourmet gifting companies.

Jim’s willingness to embrace new technologies that enhance customer engagement, such as 800 phone numbers and e-commerce, often long before other retailers, has consistently kept 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. ahead of the curve and positioned it as a leading innovator in the marketplace.

These innovations have played a vital role in strengthening customer engagement, something that has always been a key element of Jim’s business philosophy.

Jim’s strategy for growth has included an effective combination of birthing and acquiring new businesses and brands that resonate with customers for their gifting and celebratory occasions.

The company’s gift offerings include iconic brands such as Harry & David®, PersonalizationMall.com®, Wolferman’s Bakery®, Cheryl’s® Cookies, Shari’s Berries®, and The Popcorn Factory®, as well as Simply Chocolate® and 1-800-Baskets.com®, among others.

Jim is also deeply involved in philanthropy and is especially devoted to helping individuals with developmental disabilities. This includes his continued work as founder and chairman of Smile Farms, a 501(c)3 organization established in 2015.

Smile Farms provides meaningful jobs in agricultural settings to young adults and adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to master new skills, experience teamwork, contribute to their community, and importantly, take home a paycheck.

As a result, Jim was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Long Island Business News 2019 Corporate Citizenship Awards.

In 2018, Jim established Clarim Holdings, a private holding company that expands market opportunities for clients by providing capital along with an extensive network of high-tier support partners.

Within Clarim Holdings he leads as chairman for Worth Media, a global media platform connecting a community of successful and influential individuals to be their best selves and make an impact on the world.

Jim also serves as a director for Amyris and International Game Technology PLC, as well as a variety of private and not-for-profit boards.


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