Jay Coen Gilbert is the cofounder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Prior to B Lab, despite having no game, Jay co-founded and sold AND 1, a $250Mbasketball footwear and apparel company based outside Philadelphia. Jay led AND1’s product and marketing and was AND 1’s CEO during its period of most rapid growth.
Jay is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, President of the Board of the Philadelphia chapter of KIPP Philadelphia Schools, a growing cluster of high performing public charter schools, and a former Board member of Investors’ Circle and Social Venture Network, leading national networks of social entrepreneurs and early stage social investors.
Jay grew up in New York City before heading west to Stanford University,graduating with a degree in East Asian Studies in 1989. Prior to AND 1, Jay workedfor McKinsey & Co and several organizations in NYC’s public and non-profitsectors. Between AND 1 and B Lab, Jay enjoyed a sabbatical Down Under and in Monteverde, Costa Rica with his yogini wife Randi and their two children, Dex, 13, and Ria 12. They live in Berwyn, PA.
Katie Kerr works in communications at B Lab and blogs about B Corporations for care2.com and the change we seek. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, living and working in Berwyn, Pa.