Randy Jones | Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
W Randall (Randy) Jones is the author of the best-seller, The Richest Man in Town and chairman and CEO of American Idea Lab, a family office holding company specializing in early-stage transformational technology investments..
Randy most recently served as COO, managing director, chief talent officer and portfolio board director of Patriarch Partners a New York-based holding company managing 70 plus companies including Rand McNally, MD Helicopters, Stila Cosmetics, Hussey Copper and Snelling Staffing.
Jones is the former publisher of Esquire magazine where he was the youngest publisher of a major magazine in history when he took the helm at 29 years of age. He is the founder of Worth magazine—the financial lifestyle magazine for active, wealthy investors, and the author of The Greatest Stock Picks of All Time. Jones has served on the board of Wilmington Trust Company, the wealth management firm founded by the DuPont family.
A serial entrepreneur, Jones also founded The American Benefactor—the first magazine about philanthropy from the donor’s perspective. He also acquired Civilization—The Magazine of the Library of Congress. He is a member of The Creative Coalition in New York and was a long-time member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and The Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy. To satisfy his passion for economic education, Jones serves on the board of The National Council for Economic Education. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America recently honored him as “Philanthropist of the Year.”
Jones has served as the voice of the ABC News Radio program A Minute’s Worth, syndicated to 4,600 ABC radio affiliates, and is a frequent public speaker on the interests, lifestyles, and investment habits of America’s high net worth individuals. In addition, Jones has been a frequent commentator on numerous television shows including, The Today Show, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jones was honored to receive the college’s John E. Drewry Award and the University of Georgia Alumni Merit Award—the highest alumni honor given by the University.