Founder of Ronne & Joe, Co-founder of Welcome Worldwide
Michael, or Mike, is known for his homegrown Ronnie & Joe Optical Salon, a premium independent eyewear destination with over 35 exclusive brand partners. Through his über successful retail company, Welcome Worldwide, which is the offcial franchisee for Adidas Originals in the Philippines, Mike also brought in Commonwealth, a footwear and sneaker speciality boutique (the brand’s frst and only international location outside of the US!). “A lot of people want the easy route and to be the face of the brand—to be famous but that is not what it’s about. To get success, to be successful, is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work,” he shares, adding, “I’d suggest that [entrepreneurs] do their best to learn and immerse themselves in the business they are trying to get into.” What’s up next for Mike? The launch of three new stores in PowerPlant Mall, Rockwell, all set to open this year!