Senior Management

Paul Bundonis
Chief Workshop Bear
Paul Bundonis
Chief Workshop Bear


Paul Bundonis, 52, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop® in May 2006 as Managing Director of Stores- West, was named Chief Workshop Bear in January 2007, was named Managing Director of Stores- Central in March 2008, and Chief Workshop Bear—North America in March 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bundonis was President and Chief Operating Officer at Olly Shoes, a children’s shoe retailer, from 2003 to 2006. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Bundonis was Director Store Operations Planning and Development at Expr... 
Gina Collins
Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Bear
Gina Collins
Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Bear


Gina Collins, 41, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop in January 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Bear. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Collins was at The Coca-Cola Company from December 2001 to January 2014 in various senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Area Vice President, North America, Entertainment Marketing from April 2012 to January 2014, Group Director, North America, Strategic Marketing from April 2010 to March 2012, and Global Director, Media and ... 
Darlene Elder
Chief Human Resources Bear
Darlene Elder
Chief Human Resources Bear


Darlene Elder, 61, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop® in August 1998 as Director, Bear & Human Resources. Ms. Elder was promoted to Managing Director, Bear and Human Resources in March 2005 and was named Chief Human Resources Bear in October 2008. From 1981 through 1998, Ms. Elder held various human resources positions at Venture Stores, Inc.... 
Eric Fencl
Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
Eric Fencl
Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary


Eric Fencl, 51, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop in July 2008 as Chief Bearrister—General Counsel. In 2009 he assumed responsibility for international franchising and human resources and in November 2013 was appointed Corporate Secretary. He now holds the title of Chief Bearrister, General Counsel, International Franchising and Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fencl was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Outsourcing Solutions Inc., a national accounts re... 
Tina Klocke
Chief Operations Bear
Tina Klocke
Chief Operations Bear


Tina Klocke, 54, has been our Chief Financial Bear since November 1997, our Treasurer since April 2000, and served as our Secretary from February 2004 until November 2013. In March 2009, she assumed responsibility for store operations and in July 2011, she assumed responsibility for logistics and warehousing. From July 2011 until March 2013, she was responsible for merchandise planning. She now holds the title of Chief Operations and Financial Bear. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Klo... 
Jennifer Kretchmar
Chief Product Officer and Innovation Bear
Jennifer Kretchmar
Chief Product Officer and Innovation Bear


Jennifer Kretchmar, 41, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop in August 2014 as Chief Product Officer and Innovation Bear. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kretchmar was SVP of Product and Brand Management with the Stride Rite Children’s Group of Wolverine World Wide where since 2004 she was responsible for the global product creation strategy for a diverse portfolio of children’s footwear brands including Stride Rite, Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Keds, Merrell, Robeez, Jessica Simpson and Hush Puppies. ... 
Sharon Price John
Chief Executive Officer and Chief President Bear
Sharon Price John
Chief Executive Officer and Chief President Bear


Sharon Price John, 50, was appointed to the Board of Directors on June 3, 2013 in connection with her employment as Chief Executive Officer and Chief President Bear of the Company after being recommended to our Board by a third-party search firm. From January 2010 through May 2013, Ms. John served as President of Stride Rite Children's Group LLC, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., which designs and markets footwear for children. From 2002 through 2009, she held positio... 

Voin Todorovic
Chief Financial Officer
Voin Todorovic
Chief Financial Officer


Voin Todorovic, 39, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop in September 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Todorovic was employed at Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a leading global footwear and apparel company, where since September 2013 he served as the head of finance and operations for its Lifestyle Group which includes a portfolio of iconic brands such as Sperry Top-Sider®, Hush Puppies®, Keds®, and Stride Rite®. From 2011 to 2013 he was Vice President–Finance and Administ... 
Kenneth Wine
Chief Merchandise Bear
Kenneth Wine
Chief Merchandise Bear


Kenneth Wine, 51, joined Build-A-Bear Workshop in December 2012 as Chief Merchandise Bear. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wine was Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Weissman Designs for Dance, a national dancewear retailer, from June 2008 to December 2012, and Director of Merchandising at Oriental Trading Company, a direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties, from January 2007 to May 2008. Prior to that ...