Vanessa Nornberg

Member Since 2020

Vanessa Nornberg


Metal Mafia

New York City Area

Vanessa Merit Nornberg is the owner of Metal Mafia, a jewelry manufacturer and distributor which has twice been named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing privately-owned companies. Vanessa’s calling has always been selling—and she believes that every move an entrepreneur makes, from starting-up to exiting, should be about making the sale. She is the author of the weekly In the Trenches, column on, and her writing has also been featured on the Huffington Post,, and others. Vanessa believes that entrepreneurship is the last avenue of class mobility, and thus, regularly speaks with high school students across the country.


  • Sales Development
  • Business Development
  • Leadership


November 23rd, 2022

11 Lessons You Can Learn From Slow Business Growth

When business growth slows or remains stagnant, there's often an important lesson to be learned.

November 18th, 2022

Media Appearance Coming Up? 14 Expert Tips for Making a Great Impression

Media appearances are excellent ways to raise positive awareness about your brand, but you'll need to make a great impression first.

April 19th, 2022

13 Creative Ways to Drum Up Positive Publicity for Your New Business

There are a myriad of fresh ways to get the word out to potential customers.

April 5th, 2021

11 Effective Ways to Turn Your Customers Into Loyal Product Advocates

A business’s best advertisement is a happy customer.


Metal Mafia

Metal Mafia designs and sells body jewelry to 5000+ independent retailers around the country, and makes private label costume jewelry as well. We are the home of the hottest metals in the market.


  • Jewelry
  • Fashion