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David Kanen
David Kanen

David Kanen, 53, was appointed to our Board of Directors on July 26, 2019.  He serves as the managing member of Kanen Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor that he founded in 2016 and is currently the largest stockholder of Build-A-Bear Workshop. He served as Senior Vice President Investments of Aegis Capital from 2012 to 2016.  From 1988 to 2012, he worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities broker, including A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. from 1992 to 2004, where he worked as a wealth manager/broker with and managed several retail and institutional accounts, including hedge funds that focused on value investing. Mr. Kanen is the President and Portfolio Manager of Kanen Wealth Management, LLC and Philotimo Fund, L.P.  He also serves on the board of directors for Famous Dave's of America, Inc. and U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.
Independent Director