Maxine Clark: Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
October 14, 2011
Hosted by Jimmy Gould
Our host, Jimmy Gould, has invited a very special friend and colleague of his to be the Guest of Honor for his inaugural episode of ‘A Current Life.’ Maxine Clark, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., is going to share with our listeners what it took to get to the top of her industry and how she overcame the obstacles along the way.
A Current Life
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A Current Life is a show about the road to success with the highs, lows, and everything encountered along the way. People often place too much value on what someone has accomplished and completely disregard the journey. A Current Life will take you behind the scenes and focus on the stories behind some of our highly successful guests throughout the show. Host Jimmy Gould has opened his little black book and wants to invite his close friends, colleagues and others to share their stories with you. Our show is much more than entertainment! A Current Life is an opportunity for people to intimately get to know each guest and his or her journey. Although every story is different, there will always be a piece of success and inspiration to take home and apply in your own life. Oftentimes the climb is more defining than the view from the top, and that is exactly what Jimmy intends to share.
Jimmy Gould is a charismatic, entrepreneurial visionary. He has over 30 years of experience in development, marketing, and negotiation related to investments in companies, real estate, and sports and entertainment.
Mr. Gould is a founder and Managing General Partner of The Walnut Group, a private equity fund, and founder and Chairman of Mgmt One, a sports management firm. He was also a founder and Managing Partner of Avondale Pictures, and Avondale Entertainment Group. He has produced and distributed numerous motion pictures, television and entertainment events.
Mr. Gould serves on several corporate boards including Build A Bear Workshop, Stir Crazy Partners, Wild Things Gear, The O’Gara Group, and Adspace Networks, Inc.
A registered NFL sports agent for almost 2 decades, Mr. Gould has successfully negotiated some of the league’s largest contracts on behalf of over 60 professional football players. He was a founding member of the USFL, and became President of the New Jersey Generals upon selling the team to Donald Trump. He has also represented four time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he has also served on nonprofit boards including Prevent Child Abuse America, Camp BrightLight, and The Cincinnati Ballet. He has been active in community youth sports as both a soccer and football coach. Mr. Gould is proud of having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.