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From Athlete To Entrepreneur: Jim Kavanaugh Of World Wide Technology On The 5 Work Ethic Lessons We Can Learn From Athletes

Uncategorized May 01, 2023

An Interview With Maria Angelova

Never lose sight of the importance of grit, determination and work ethic. This is required in everything you do, if you want to be the best that you can be.

As a part of our series about the work ethic lessons we can learn from professional athletes, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Kavanaugh.

Jim Kavanaugh is a former St. Louis University, Major Indoor Soccer League, and U.S. Olympic and Pan-American Team player in the 1980s. After a short stint in the league, Kavanaugh turned to a career in business and co-founded World Wide Technology (WWT), a technology services provider based in St. Louis, Mo., in 1990. Kavanaugh and his management team have guided WWT from a small start-up to a world-class $14.5 billion information technology systems integrator with more than 8,500 employees. Incredibly passionate about athletics and soccer, Kavanaugh was chairman and founder of Saint Louis FC and served as chairman of Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, and is currently an investor owner in the St. Louis Blues and in St. Louis City SC, a new Major League Soccer franchise.


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