Jay L. Schottenstein

Jay L. Schottenstein


Jay Schottenstein is Chairman of SB360 Capital Partners. He has been a valuable and insightful leader for more than four decades.

Mr. Schottenstein’s extensive experience in the retail industry has helped SB360 to grow into a leading resource for companies seeking effective retail, wholesale, and manufacturing strategies. Mr. Schottenstein’s deep knowledge of operations, apparel retail, real estate, brand building, and team management has propelled SB360 to the forefront of the asset value maximization industry. Under his leadership, SB360 continues to provide innovative solutions for complex business challenges across national retail and wholesale operations, internationally recognized consumer brands, and more.

Like his late father, Jerome, Mr. Schottenstein is a successful businessman and philanthropist. A respected leader in the industry, Mr. Schottenstein has more than 40 years of experience leading well-known retail brands, including American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO), Designer Brands, Inc. (NYSE:DBI), and Schottenstein Stores Corporation, doing business as American Signature Furniture and Value City Furniture. Mr. Schottenstein is currently Executive Chairman and CEO of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Chairman of Schottenstein Stores Corporation, Chairman of American Signature Inc., and Executive Chairman of Designer Brands, Inc., among others. He is also Chairman of Schottenstein Property Group.

Throughout his career, Mr. Schottenstein has been recognized by civic and cultural institutions for his philanthropic giving. He and his wife Jeanie founded the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Foundation, which grants funding to organizations in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and around the world. Through the Foundation, the Schottensteins are generous supporters of the Columbus Museum of Art, the United Way of Central Ohio, Ohio State University, Community Shelter Board, and many other local, national, and international organizations. He remains invested in the community and sits on the board of directors at the Columbus Partnership and the Columbus Development Corporation.

Jay Schottenstein graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree from the Kelley School of Business.

AEO Inc. Releases Inaugural “Building a Better World” ESG Report

Pittsburgh – September 15, 2022 – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today releases its first annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report detailing its Building a Better World strategy and progress. AEO also announces updated sustainability goals and renames the REAL Change Scholarship to the Steven A. Davis Scholarship for Social Justice in honor of AEO’s late board member.

The report outlines two decades of ESG achievements through the company’s Planet, People and Practices initiatives. 

“AEO’s inaugural ESG report underscores our commitment to building a better world, ensuring greater transparency, communication, standardized reporting and, most importantly, outlining our goals for ongoing improvement,” said Jay Schottenstein, AEO’s Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “We are taking purposeful actions to protect our planet, care for our people and operate with the highest level of integrity through the very best practices.”

ABG Partners with Jay Schottenstein to Prevail at the Thomasville and Broyhill Auction

NEW YORK, New York – Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand owner, marketing, and entertainment company, today announced that it has joined with Jay Schottenstein to emerge as the successful bidder to purchase the intellectual property of Heritage Home Group LLC in an auction conducted under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Through a newly-formed company, ABG and entities controlled by Jay Schottenstein will partner to purchase proprietary brands including Thomasville, Broyhill, Drexel and Henredon, with ABG taking the majority stake.