Business 100 - 2010

Robert J. McCann

Jim McCann/1-800-Flowers.com

Jim McCann is a successful entrepreneur whose passion is helping others to connect with the important people in their lives. His vision and energy led to his founding of 1-800-flowers.com, which has grown into the world’s leading florist and gift shop.  Jim’s willingness to embrace technologies that help people connect and express themselves long before others has enabled him to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends.

Jim has become an award-winning public speaker, published author and a frequent guest on radio and television programs nationwide. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings Limited, London based, and Gruppo Lottomatica in Rome, Italy. He also works on many charitable and educational boards.

Jim is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Armagh and Limerick.