The Jay Group’s executive management team has more than 110 years of combined experience in the footwear industry. Since its inception, The Jay Group has focused on developing a professional team as diverse as it is qualified. The company’s presence and leadership are clearly reflected in the vast experience and deep commitment of its management group.
Ryan is responsible for all aspects of The Jay Group’s global business, this includes leading purchasing and sales. He has extensive experience in sourcing product, global sales, and reverse logistics and operations. In his time at The Jay Group he has travel extensively globally to over 45 countries working hands on in developing The Jay Group’s extensive formal and informal markets. His relentless passion and vision are integral in driving The Jay Group forward for another generation. Ryan is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Having served as CEO of The Jay Group from 1976 to 2015, David now helps set strategic direction, provides financial oversight, and advises the management team. His vast experience provides a foundation for the future. He serves on numerous business and non-profit boards. David holds a BBA from The University of Georgia.
Oversees all digital and direct to consumer aspects of The Jay Group. Prior to The Jay Group Gray spent 10 years with TJX Companies as an executive in merchandising and store operations for TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Before that he owned and operated The Virginia Company, a multi-channel specialty food and wine company from 2001 to 2007. Gray has a psychology degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Boston College.
Tolga joined the company in 2007. His prior experience includes serving as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of TER Prints USA, a full service printing facility of newspapers and magazines. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Director of Finance of Showtime Pictures LLC, a leading photography concession company. Tolga earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa.
Responsible for all technology and its interaction with our associates and customers. Kevin’s experience spans the product lifecycle across a variety of organization including: Manhattan Associates, ChannelAdvisor, eBay, RetailMeNot and ShopKeep. Kevin has an engineering degree from North Carolina State and an MBA from Wake Forest.
Responsible for developing sourcing and sales opportunities across all channels of the business. Larry has over 20 years of experience in the off price branded apparel, footwear, and accessories industry. He has owned his own company as well as leading sourcing and sales for Division Six, and most recently was a senior buyer for ShoeMetro, a division of DSW. Larry is a graduate of UCLA.
Manages all aspects of The Jay Group’s supply chain and technology operations. Steven’s combination of technical knowhow and hands on understanding of operations, has helped evolve the company’s operational capabilities. Steven is an Air Force Veteran and graduate of Auburn University, with a degree in Supply Chain Management. His prior experience includes both e-commerce operations and implementing technology solutions, having worked for PFS Web and Deposco.
Mary has been with The Jay Group for over 25-years and manages all aspects of the operations in our Rocky Mount, NC facility. She has deep experience in the receiving, processing, and shipping of all types of product.