Jay TaylorChief Operating Officer at Mountain Equipment Company
Jay Taylor is a Canadian outdoor products executive with over 25 years of experience across the supply chain. Jay is a long-time MEC member. As CEO/COO was responsible for global P&L, sales, operations, and sourcing for this outdoor enthusiast footwear business. At Hoka One One BV / CV he was Global Brand President/COO running the worldwide P&L, sales, operations, product development of this high-performance hiking and running footwear brand. He was President and an owner of Soze, which is a Canadian outdoor goods distributor. Jay was President and an owner of SnowCovers Sports where he started his career running two retail locations in Vancouver and Whistler. At Quicksilver Jay was an advisor to the Global Brand President. He worked to develop turnaround strategy for Rossignol, Dynastar, Look, Lange, Karma and Risport brands while reporting to the Quicksilver executive team. Jay graduated from the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC with a degree in Human Kinetics, specializing in biomechanics and human performance.