Jim McCann is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, author and philanthropist whose belief in the universal need for social connections and interaction led to his founding of 1-800-Flowers.com, which he has grown into one of the world’s leading floral and gourmet gifting companies.
The company’s gift offerings include iconic brands such as Harry & David®, Wolferman’s®, Cheryl’s® Cookies and The Popcorn Factory®, as well as Simply Chocolate®, Personalization Mall® and 1-800-Baskets.com®, among others.
Jim is the founder and chairman of Smile Farms a not-for-profit that provides meaningful jobs in agricultural settings to adults with disabilities, allowing them to master new skills, experience teamwork, contribute to their community and importantly, take home a paycheck.
In 2016, Jim established Clarim Holdings Inc., a private investment company that expands market opportunities for partners by providing capital along with an extensive network of high-tier support partners. 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.