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


April 5th, 2021

11 Effective Ways to Turn Your Customers Into Loyal Product Advocates

A business’s best advertisement is a happy customer.

March 24th, 2021

Starting a Business in 2021? Nine Great Reasons to Explore the Culture Space

Launching your own business is a great way to influence serious change.

March 12th, 2021

11 Ways to Make Your Brand Stand for Something Bigger

For modern consumers, it’s no longer enough to simply sell a product.

December 19th, 2020

After the Pandemic, How Will You Mark This Moment?

This moment in time will be a period that marks us but also one that we ourselves will mark. The Covid-19 pandemic has only strengthened the need to put meaning to what is happening both inside and outside ourselves. 


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