Inventor, Entrepreneur & Restaurateur
A knack for inventing and designing sensational products and marketing them through electronic retailing has catapulted Joy Mangano to business stardom. Joy Mangano is the president and founder of Ingenious Designs LLC (IDL) a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSN. Her first hit was the self-wringing Miracle Mop in 1992 selling millions at a time, and now her famous Huggable Hangers® remain HSN’s #1 selling product and over 300 million are in homes across America. Joy’s success as an electronic retailing personality has been legendary. Joy has most recently been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People of 2009”, amongst Marc Jacobs to the President of Microsoft. She has appeared on 20/20, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She, and her products, have been profiled in Newsday, USA Today, Investors Business Daily, People, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Lucky, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Beyond inventing and selling her own brand, Joy has become a brand-building mogul creating an empire of iconic brands. She develops and manages five other celebrities including: Supermodel IMAN, Chef Todd English, Tennis Star Serena Williams, Author and Personality Bruce Lubin and of course Fitness Expert Frank Sepe. Joy has even shared the stage with her fellow brand Chef Todd English as they launched GreenPan™ cookware, with breakthrough Thermolon™ ceramic non-stick technology turning the cooking industry on its ear. GreenPan™ made HSN history, breaking all cookware sales records on TV!
Born and raised on Long Island, Joy proudly received the Long Island Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Enrnst and Young. Being philanthropic is a part of Joy’s persona and she is especially sensitive to needs here on Long Island. Joy has received honors from the Make A Wish Foundation and continues to support many groups and foundations.
Joy is a mom who raised three children single-handedly. She says, “They keep my priorities straight and truly represent what I am most proud of in life.” Christie, 28, graduated with honors from Providence College and she is now following her mother’s lead at IDL as Vice President of Brand Product Development/Strategic Marketing & Sourcing. Bobby, 27, graduated from Columbia Law and is employed by one of the top law firms in New York. Jackie, 25, attended Fashion Institute of Technology and signed with one of the top ten modeling agencies, Major International in New York. Jackie was a model on Bravo Network’s hit, “Project Runway” TV Show.
A tight-knit team, Joy’s family has an iron bond. Whether it is a holiday, event, trip or just an ordinary weekend, there is never a dull family moment! Joy laughs because her children tell her, “Your success is due to our wonderful support and we always leave your mind clear to think of new ideas and products!”.
Porto Vivo Restaurant and Lounge is an extension of home and family and exemplifies Joy’s goal for achievement of excellence on every level, with gourmet food, superior service and beautiful decor. For Joy, Port Vivo represents the ultimate epicurean experience in a warm inviting way for each person who walks through the front door. Everyone in the Porto Vivo family thanks you for your patronage.