CITY Vineyard



INDUSTRY Jewelry/eCommerce/wedding

WEBSITE ManlyBands.com

FOUNDERS Johnathan Ruggiero, 40; Michelle Luchese, 42

THE COMPANY A direct-to-consumer ecommerce retailer of men’s wedding rings.

BRIGHT SPOTS Manly Bands’ ears must be ringing. BusinessQ named them the No. 1 Startup to Watch just last year — and now they’re making the rounds on this speedy list. The company — made famous for selling “badass men’s wedding rings” — has soared with unique products, expert marketing and prime partnerships with giants like the MLB and Jack Daniels.

1. “Expand our product lines.”
2. “Grow internationally.”
3. “Develop a wholesale program.”

ADVICE “Spend time finding quality talent to provide new perspectives and fresh ideas to grow your business.”

THE LIGHTBULB MOMENT “When we realized other men also had a poor experience trying to find a wedding band — and that we had the skillset to provide a solution.”

WHAT LIGHTS A FIRE UNDER YOU? “Seeing our team’s passion, talent and dedication to Manly Bands’ growth and success fuels us. We all succeed together.”

SHINING MOMENT “Being named one of Inc. Best Workplaces 2021 and the Inc. 500.”

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