Are you the type of competitor who will do whatever it takes to win? Welcome to your clothing line.
We call it “Contenders” because that’s what we all are – people driven by our goals and desires to achieve greatness in everything we do.
Whether that’s in sports, the business world or personally, Contenders is your go-to gear, designed for how you live today. Inspired by heroes, Contenders delivers every single day, just like you. We use only the finest fabrics combined with expert tailoring and artful design to create the most comfortable clothing anywhere. Before they were champions, they were Contenders.
We’ve combined Contenders’ superior style and comfort with innovative licensing deals, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) for Rocky and Creed and, most recently, WWE (including People’s 2016 “Sexiest Man,” The Rock).
At Contenders, we are an embodiment of our brand philosophy. Our team of contenders has the experience, knowledge, and most importantly, the passion to bring you champion products.
Jonathan Snyder is a serial entrepreneur, having started and operated businesses in e-Commerce, Digital Media, Communications and e-Commerce. In addition, to his responsibilities at Contenders, he is a co-founder of Bungalow Clothing, a disruptive e-Commerce fashion company for women. Jonathan has founded other successful businesses including KeyOn Communications, Transistor 8, and Lineup Technologies. He started his career in finance where he was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., and private equity at Pacific Capital Group, and the predecessor fund to Clarity Partners.
Nick Ripandelli and Jonathan Snyder are childhood friends. Nick is a consummate sales and operations professional from his own gaming supply business, 21 Gaming Supply; to being a partner in a large insurance agency, Prince Insurance, and other entrepreneurial ventures. Nick started his career as a Casino Manager at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, and was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Paisano Gaming.
Jim Bunte is our Marketing and Digital guru. For over the past 15 years, he has partnered with Jonathan Snyder in a variety of companies including IT services firms, Transistor 8; a digital media company, LineUp Technologies; and a communications company, KeyOn Communications. Jim has also held senior positions in marketing and editorial at Homestore.com, Lionel LLC, Classic Toy Trains Magazine, and Collecting Toys Magazine.
Our design and creative team is made of up two brothers, John and Mike Anderson. This dynamic duo has been in the men’s fashion and accessory business for over 12 years. Founders of TankFarm & Co., a staple brand throughout Southern California and the United States, the Andersons are two of the best designers for men’s casual wear and leisurewear. They handpick the fabric and artfully craft the design to create apparel that is not only comfortable and stylish but also tells a story.