Jockey International continues to be a privately held company, headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jockey International, Inc. manufactures and supplies apparel products for men, women, and kids. They employ over 5,000 people around the world. Jockey International, Inc. was founded in 1876 by Samuel T. Cooper, a retired minister, who wanted to help lumberjacks suffering from blisters and infections caused by their shoddy wool socks. Jockey licenses and distributes its apparel in 140-plus countries and holds several licensing agreements. Chairman and CEO Debra Waller and her family own the company. As Jockey have grown in size and sophistication, that simple commitment to serve their customers has continued to be their hallmark and the secret of their success.