Alan Gibney lived his early childhood in Dublin and moved to Canada when he was eight. He studied literature in U.B.C., travelled extensively in Asia, went to Osgoode Hall Law School and became a lawyer, worked for a time as a business consultant, and started a successful refrigerated pet food business with his brother and a friend. The company went public in 2014 and is listed on the NASDAQ. He met his wife on Remembrance Day at exactly 11 a.m. They have two small children.