Zachary Quinn

President/co-founder

Love Your Melon

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Love Your Melon’s new high-profile North Loop studio is the latest big idea from co-founder Zachary Quinn, a risk-taker born of the social media age, in which you’ve got to keep surprising fans to stay on their radar. The studio is only open a few days per month for new product “drops.” “We have to keep it fresh and new all the time,” says Quinn, who transitioned from CEO to president this year—a reflection of his role as “visionary” for the philanthropic knitwear brand, which started with headgear; it reported $31.5 million in revenue in 2017 and donates half its profits to pediatric cancer organizations. Quinn is pushing the brand to think beyond digital, with retail partnerships like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Von Maur, and to come up with more products, like sweaters and blankets. “We’re not just a beanie company,” he says.