Jeff Arnold, CEO of Sock and Accessory Brands Global, founded the company in 1999 as a small operation out of a garage in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Initially marketing AND1 and private label socks, the company secured the license for NBA accessories in 2003. In 2006, the brand GameSport was launched for socks and accessories. Now with secured licenses for five major international brands and thirteen owned brands for socks and accessories, SABG has continued to expand its borders on every front.
Huron Capital Partners recapitalized the company in November 2011. In 2012, SABG was named #1547 to Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest growing companies in America and was #47 on the Top 100 North Carolina Companies.