In the Early Years

From sitting on blinds samples books in her Dad's van to setting up interviews for Jay with nationwide news programs, Jay's daughter, Esther, has seen the company grow from the very beginning, even working for the company as the PR manager for several years.

"Working with my dad was an incredible experience. It brought us closer together and gave us an excuse to spend time with each other every day. He's a venerable encyclopedia of information (even when I don't necessarily want to hear it), and I've learned so much about how to run a business from him and how to create a great culture. Though people would often ask me about the challenges of working with him on a daily basis, I could never actually think of any. We developed a unique and close bond in the four years I worked for him, and I wouldn't change a thing."

- Esther Freedman