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Booking Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark

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The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart Leading Through Change and Transformation Customer-Centered Leadership

Maxine Clark Agency Booking Profile

Maxine Clark has been Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. since the company’s inception in 1997 and has served as chairman of the board of directors since conversion to a corporation in April 2000. From November 1992 until January 1996, she was the President of Payless ShoeSource, Inc. Prior to joining Payless, she spent over 19 years in various divisions of The May Department Stores Company in areas including merchandise development, merchandise planning, merchandise research, marketing and product development. Widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading and most creative entrepreneurs, she wrote her first book, The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart, revealing how she built Build-A-Bear, Workshop, Inc. from the ground up, offering the tools needed to start, run, and market a company in today’s competitive environment.

As one of the true innovators in the retail industry, she has been renowned in her 30-year career for her rare ability to spot emerging retail and merchandising trends and insight into the desires of the American consumer generated growth for retail leaders, including department store, discount and specialty stores. In 2010, there were over 300 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom and franchised stores in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please contact SME today to book Keynote Speaker Maxine Clark

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