There was a time when modern athletic wear manufacturers Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and New Balance were not the biggest. In fact, they were far behind in the sneaker game than this brand called AND1. For years was a leading footwear and clothing company specializing in basketball shoes, clothing, and sporting goods. Founded on 13 August 1993, the brand has not faded away in 2022, but it also certainly is not what it once was. The very story of the company is the subject of the Netflix documentary Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 (premiered on 23 August) and the rest of the writing is about one of its co-founders, Jay Coen Gilbert. Where is he and what he has been up to? — let’s find out in this ‘Jay Coen Gilbert Bio’.
Meet Jay Coen Gilbert, The AND1 Co-Founder On Netflix’s Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1
The trio had launched their brand by trading in trash-talking apparel before successfully dabbling in sneakers and streetball. Eventually, it was a big hit and started to recruit more and more NBA players to wear their products. By the 2001 season, only eight years after their inception, they became the second-largest basketball brand in the United States, and so much more happened. But, the founders suddenly sold everything in 2005.
As per Netflix’s Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1, Jay piloted the product as well as the marketing departments of AND1 for most of its run.
Jay Coen Gilbert’s Net Worth
Jay Coen Gilbert reportedly had more than $15 million net worth as of 2022. When he left AND1, Jay was likely financially more than comfortable. It was thus believed that he regrets the compensation issues the athletes signed by them faced over the years.
Post AND1, Jay co-founded a non-profit organization named B Lab in 2006 in the hopes of ensuring businesses add value to society rather than just to shareholders. And while continuing at B Lab, he took the CEO position at Imperative 21 in December 2019. It is a business-led network claiming its purpose is to create shared well-being on a healthy planet.
And before all that, Jay studied Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies at Stanford University (1985 – 1989) and went to Horace Mann High School from 1980 through 1985.
Jay also formerly contributed to Forbes and received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the McNulty Prize at the Aspen Institute. For more than a decade, he has also co-taught a class about the role of business in society at Westtown School.
Jay Coen Gilbert’s Wife
Jay Coen Gilbert’s wife is Randi Coen Gilbert. Randi was working as a yoga teacher/trainer at Create Karma in 2022. Also, she was a registered yoga teacher at Zia Yoga & Wellness and at Purenergy Studio. On her Facebook, she also mentioned studying at St. Clairsville High School, Theatre at Ohio University, and Drama Therapy at NYU. She turned 53 years old in April 2022.
Also at the time of this writing, she could be found on Instagram @randi.yoga.doula.
Jay and his wife, Randi have been together for the longest time. On 1 October 2021, they celebrated their 26 years of marriage and 30 years together. In their words, on a gorgeous day on 1 October 1995, they giggled their way through their vows at Appleford Villanova.
Jay Coen Gilbert enjoyed a year-long sabbatical in his family’s company following the successful AND1 sale, during which they traveled to Australia and Costa Rica. Upon their return, they seemingly settled down in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he continues to reside alongside his loving yoga teacher wife, Randi. As for their two now-adult children, while their Camp Onas-working son Dex Coen is also based around Philadelphia, their daughter Ria Coen is currently attending the University of California-San Diego.
How Many Kids Does Jay Coen Gilbert Have?
Jay Coen Gilbert and his wife have two kids, a son, and a daughter.
The daughter is Ria Coen Gilbert. She could be found on Instagram @ria_cg where her BIO read “If at first, you don’t succeed, laugh until you do”. A UCSD graduate, she turned 22 on 15 February 2022. Also, as per her Facebook, she was working as a fitness instructor at UCSD Recreation, was inhabiting Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and was in a relationship (as of 2022). While her brother, Dex Coen Gilbert worked at Camp Onas, had studied at Haverford College, and was based around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He could be found on Instagram @dexcg where he posted pictures, from mostly his travels, that he took for fun.
Jay Coen Gilbert Age
Born in 1967, Jay Coen Gilbert reached the age of 55 in 2022.
Jay Coen Gilbert Family
Jay Coen Gilbert only has his sister in his family other than his wife and kids. His parents are no more.
One time, on his birthday on 1 September 2016, his sister, Allison Gilbert took to her IG (@agilbertwriter) to write that after losing their parents, aunt, and uncle, she and her Jay have shared a very special bond. Jay is her big brother. So, she often gushes on social media that the world is a much better place because he is in it.
So, Allison is a self-proclaimed author at Hachette Book Group. A Westchester, New York native, she went to Ethical Culture Fieldston School back in the day. Also, she is married to Mark Weintraub, an entrepreneur and (currently a global client lead at Meta). And together, they are parents of three grown-up kids, two daughters Lexi and Sara, and a son named Jake.
Jay and Allison’s mother passed away before 1996. Allison was only 25 at the time.
Where Is Jay Coen Gilbert From?
Jay Coen Gilbert was born and brought up in New York, New York. Although as of 2022, he was based around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Is Jay Coen Gilbert On Instagram And Facebook?
Jay Coen Gilbert could be found both on Instagram and Facebook as of 1 September 2022. On his Instagram @jcoengilbert he only had 1 post and 230 followers and therefore seemed more active on his ‘Jay Coen Gilbert’ Facebook and on Twitter @JayCoenGilbert.