The idea for TGS was born from Jeanne's personal experience planning her 2013 New Year’s Eve wedding. With no other options available to affordably outfit their groomsmen, she and her husband were forced to go the usual rental route only to be disappointed by the logistics, poor fit, and price.
Using her fashion industry experience, Jeanne set out to create a new solution for black tie attire: a sharp-looking tuxedo that could be purchased for less than the cost of a traditional rental. Diana, her longtime childhood friend, joined her efforts and together they launched The Groomsman Suit in February 2016. Since then, the company has had the honor of being a part of countless weddings helping thousands of men look sharp!
Meet The Team
Born and raised in Michigan, Diana graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Biopsychology. In 2014, she graduated with an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and, over the past two years, went on to serve as Chief Executive Officer for two different companies. Most recently, leading My Owl Inc., a Boston based tech start-up. Read More
Being a passionate advocate for the TGS brand, Diana oversees marketing and branding efforts to bring maximum visibility and growth. She enjoys building relationships with engaged couples and industry partners and is committed to creating a fun, easy and thrilling purchasing experience for all TGS customers.
Starting a company with her best friend from 3rd grade has truly been a dream come true. Unable to sit still for long, Diana enjoys the outdoors, yoga, dressing up baby Frankie, and great conversation with new and old friends.
From the moment she could hold a needle and thread, Jeanne was making clothing and prom dresses for herself, Diana and many other friends. Her love of fashion drew her to the Illinois Institute of Art where she majored in Fashion Design. For over 12 years, she has worked as a technical designer for leading fashion brands in Men's and Women's apparel. Read More
After a year of research and planning, Jeanne developed the concept of The Groomsman Suit. Day to day, she leads product design and development for TGS. Her focus on high quality fabrics, construction and components, and meticulous attention to detail are evident in every TGS suit. Jeanne continuously advances the TGS product by leveraging her great relationships with key industry partners that she has cultivated throughout her career.
In addition to TGS, Jeanne has another new baby, Francesca Mary Foley, born January 2016. TGS and baby Frankie came into the world within the same month and life has been nonstop ever since!
Customer Care Guru
Part of the “Kzoo” crew, Alyssa shares the same hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan with Jeanne, Diana and Hailey. She is a graduate of DePaul University with a B.S. in Business. At The Groomsman Suit, Alyssa supports customer service and helps coordinate fittings in our Chicago showroom. Alyssa is always on the go, whether it is to a workout class or exploring the latest Chicago hot spot she enjoys being active and social.
Full Stack Developer
Amanda has been creating things on the internet for as long as she can remember, getting her start coding Harry Potter fan-sites and editing MySpace themes. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Advertising, she began creating beautiful online experiences and robust web applications for companies. Now, Amanda runs the technical side of things at The Groomsman Suit, including design and development for our online storefront and its many supporting applications. She lives near Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two cats.
Our NYC girl Courtney is all about the details! Whether it's providing styling advice for wedding day looks or assisting with sizing, she loves getting into the nitty-gritty details with our clients. She has a seasoned background in styling for grooms and even co-authored a whole book about it! She hones in on her background as a civil engineer and project manager to assist with various TGS projects. When she is not styling or thinking of a new project, she enjoys pilates, travel and spending time with her husband, Donnell.
Customer Care Guru
Hailey moved to Chicago from the Big House in Ann Arbor to join the TGS team. In addition to making our customers happy, she supports our marketing and branding efforts. Hailey is a proud cat mom to Stormy and not-so-proud Starbucks addict—she can give you the address of every location in Lincoln Park. When she's not saving the day with customers, you can find her cheering "Go Blue" while sipping some frosés.
Customer Care Guru
Officially employee #1, Julie embraced the craziness of TGS as soon as the company landed in Chicago. Day to day she coordinates orders and shipping. She loves helping customers and her TGS teammates. An avid foodie, Julie keeps everyone from going hangry by supplying delicious treats. If you need a great Chicago restaurant recommendation, she’s your girl!
Customer Care Guru
One of our first brides, Katy joined us after outfitting her groomsmen in our textured gray suit! Having experienced TGS as a customer first, Katy brings valuable perspective to our customer care philosophy. Additionally, she supports marketing efforts and advances brand visibility locally. When she’s not at TGS, she’s teaching yoga, caring for her three rescue dogs, and hanging out with A.J., hubby and former TGS groom!