Interview With Jim McCann, President of 1800 Flowers – 2011

James F. “Jim” McCann is an American entrepreneur who founded 1-800-Flowers, a corporation based in the United States which was one of the first companies to pioneer and popularize the use of both toll-free telephone numbers and Web sites to sell goods and services directly to consumers.

In 1995 McCann established the Web site, becoming one of the first retailers to establish a Web presence. The company went public when it filed its IPO in 1999 under stock ticker FLWS.

As of 2008, McCann continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of 1-800-Flowers. He is often sought after to speak on topics of entrepreneurship, marketing and the Internet. He also serves on various corporate boards.

McCann is one of the minority owners of the New York Mets, holding a 4% stake in the baseball team.

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