About N6A

North 6th Agency (N6A) is an award-winning brand communications agency based in the heart of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. N6A has been awarded several prestigious industry recognitions, including being ranked as the fastest-growing agency by O’Dwyer’s, Summit International Award, PR News Marketing and PR Leader of the Year, and has been selected as one of the best agencies by multiple outlets.

Since launching in 2010, N6A has grown its customer base to include more than 48 leading and emerging companies from a wide range of industries including:
  • B2B
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Professional services
  • Technology

I Was Wrong

Embrace The Pace

Championship Months

Compete And Care

Start And End Strong

N6Accountability

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When N6A first opened, there were many doubters who advised us against starting the business. It’s part of our culture; it drives us to keep growing and to stay motivated. Every day, N6A is on a mission to prove someone else wrong.

We are working in the most competitive and fastest-paced city in the world, in one of the most competitive industries out there. Those who embrace the pace at N6A always come out on top!

At N6A, we refer to any months that tend to be slower as “Championship Months”. When our competition is out relaxing, it’s our commitment to outwork them, to outsmart them, and to outperform them.

The balance of competition and teamwork is an extremely difficult one, but it is the key to our success and a differentiator from our competitors. Our team strives to compete on an individual basis, but acts collectively with selflessness and sacrifice. As a result, N6A and our clients thrive.

Begin each week with good news and end each week with good news. It’s what makes our service and the relationships we have with our customers so strong.

We ask everyone to hold themselves to the highest level of accountability, objectiveness, and honesty. You will never be reprimanded for making a mistake. You will, however, be reprimanded for mistakes that you don’t own up to. In the same vein, along with accountability for success comes reward.

Our 6 Taglines
Our Services
  • Media Relations

    Media Relations

    • Traditional Media Relations Programs
    • Online Media Outreach & Blog Relations
    • Digital Media Services
    • Competitive Media Analysis

  • Investor Relations

    Investor Relations

    • Analyst Relations Programs
    • Financial Communications
    • Competitive Research & Report Placement
    • M&A Communications Strategy

  • Investor Relations

    Social Media

    • Channel Strategy
    • Content Management

  • Marketing Comm.

    Marketing Communications

    • Writing & Editorial Services
    • Corporate Messaging
    • Crisis Communications
    • Internal Communications

  • Awards & Events

    Awards & Events

    • Event Coordination & Production Services
    • Awards Programs & Submissions
    • Speaking Opportunities

Our History
  1. North 6th Agency launches
  2. March 2010
    N6A’s First clients are signed
  3. March 2011
    N6A moves into TriBeCa headquarters
  4. June 2013
    N6A is awarded O’Dwyer’s Top 40 in NYC for Tech
  5. July 2013
    N6A named Agency of the Year finalist by Golden Bridge Awards
  6. February 2014
    N6A launches N6-get-Away bonus competition for highest producing staff member
  7. March 2014
    N6A is named O’Dwyer’s Top 20 Fastest Growing PR Agencies
  8. February 2015
    N6A moves HQ to new SoHo location
  9. March 2015
    N6A is named O’Dwyer’s Top 10 Fastest Growing PR Agencies
January 2010
North 6th Agency launches
Meet Our Team

Place of Residency:Westchester, NY

Alma Mater: Iona College

Hobbies: Playing with my three daughters, being a news junkie and rooting for the Jets

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I made it to the quarterfinals of the Golden Gloves

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without:Wall Street Journal

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Condoleezza Rice, Mark Cuban, Jack Welch

Matt Rizzetta
President & CEO

Place of Residency:Upper East Side

Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount

Primary Skillset: Client Management, Strategy, Messaging, Team Management, New Business Development, Marketing Events and Professional Development Lead

Hobbies: Traveling, Wine Tasting, Concerts and Dancing

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I have been known to win a few talent contests

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: BBC News, The New York Times

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Prince Harry, Richard Branson and Kris Jenner

Daniela Mancinelli
Executive Vice President

Place of Residency:Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Alma Mater: University of Washington

Primary Skillset: Client Management, Planning, Messaging, Program Management, Media Relations

Hobbies: DIY, flea market shopping

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I have a tattoo of a butterfly on my back

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: BuzzFeed

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Mom, Dad and Hugh Jackman

Nina Velasquez
Senior Vice President

Place of Residency: Westchester, NY

Alma Mater: Boston University College of Communication

Primary Skillset: Client Management, Planning, Messaging, Program Management, Media Relations

Hobbies: Cooking, Travel, Cheering for the Mets, Fantasy Football

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: My dog was a Hurricane Katrina evacuee

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Daily Beast, NYT, AP, WaPo

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Chelsea Clinton, Megan Kelly, David Wright

Lori Ruggiero
Senior Vice President

Place of Residency:Larchmont, NY

Alma Mater:The Catholic University of America

Primary Skillset: Agency Finance & Budget, Growth Strategy, Human Resources, Communications and IT Support

Hobbies:Golf, Film, Local History, Obsessively following the worlds of MLB and College Hoops

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I was the host of a radio show airing on WICR 610 AM while in college.

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: NPR, WSJ, BBC, FiveThirtyEight & Business Insider

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With:Theodore Roosevelt, Jim Larrañaga, Earl Weaver

John Hannaway
Vice President of Operations

Place of Residency: Little Italy, New York

Alma Mater: University of Technology, Sydney

Primary Skillset: Account Management, Strategy, Event and Sponsorship Management, Media Relations

Hobbies: Running, netball, sport and fashion

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I used to have blonde hair

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: New York Times, Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Michelle Obama, Andre Agassi and Joseph Gordon Levitt

Claire Nance
Director

Place of Residency:Long Island City

Alma Mater: National University of Ireland, Galway and Dublin Institute of Technology

Primary Skillset: day-to-day account management, strategy, client interfacing

Hobbies: Bikram Yoga, theatre and reading

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I love karaoke

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Mail Online

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Sheryl Sandberg, Edward Bernays and James Franco

Catherine Lowe
Account Manager

Place of Residency:Hamilton, NJ

Alma Mater: The University of Miami

Primary Skillset: Writing, media relations, messaging, branding, event production, and management

Hobbies: Reading, Cheering for Philly sports teams, being a news junkie

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I am a pretty big sci-fi nerd

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without:BBC News, ESPN

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Teddy Roosevelt, George R.R. Martin, Bill Clinton

Robert Vanisko
Account Manager

Place of Residency:Hoboken, NJ

Alma Mater: NYIT

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies:Exercising, reading, cooking, and catching up on blogs and YouTube

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I danced ballet for almost 10 years.

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The New York Times, CNN, Refinery29

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Sheryl Sandberg, Elizabeth Gilbert, Pope Francis

Jacqueline Agudelo-Walsh
Account Manager

Place of Residency: Nolita, NY

Alma Mater: University of Newcastle

Primary Skillset: Account Management, Strategy, Event and Sponsorship Management, Media Relations

Hobbies: Traveling and seeing new places/cultures, Yoga, Basketball

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I am half-Austrian and have travelled the world since an early age – starting when I was 6 months old with my family!

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: USA Today, NYT, Refinery29

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Beyoncé, Nelson Mandela, my Grandparents/Austrian aunties who have passed

Ebony Atherton
Account Manager

Place of Residency:Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater: Regent’s University, London

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, learning new languages, YouTube

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I’ve lived in 5 different countries.

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Bloomberg, The New Yorker and Pedestrian

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Richard Branson, John Mayer, Marc Jacobs

Florence Lousqui
Account Manager

Place of Residency: Queens, NY

Alma Mater: SUNY Plattsburgh

Primary Skillset: Account Management, Strategy, Event and Sponsorship Management, Media Relations

Hobbies: Supporting my New York sports teams, playing drums and any outdoor activities

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I ran track in college

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: New York Daily News, Huffington Post and CNN

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Derek Jeter, Brian Wilson and Dwayne Johnson

Jordan Bieber
Account Manager

Place of Residency: Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater: California State University, Fullerton

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies: Baking, reading, being outdoors & discovering new music

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I’ve hiked an active volcano in Chile and Machu Picchu

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without:The New York Times and BuzzFeed

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With:Amy Poehler, Ellen Degeneres & Beyonce

Lindsey Salas
Senior Account Executive

Place of Residency: UWS, Manhattan

Alma Mater: Muhlenberg College

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, spinning, yoga, exploring the city

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I know the words to most rap songs and can sing along with the best of them

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without:The New York Times and The Skimm

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Justin Timberlake, Michael Bloomberg, Golda Meir

Lauren Epstein
Senior Account Executive

Place of Residency: Westchester, NY

Alma Mater: Iona College

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies: Running/working out, playing music, traveling & playing generally anything with my son Mason

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I moonlight as a professional musician

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Huffington Post, Buzzfeed & Mashable

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah, Jimi Hendrix

Brian Michelotti
Senior Account Executive

Place of Residency: Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater: Northeastern University

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Reading, Running, Watching Sports and Screaming at the Television

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I’m fluent in Chinese (Cantonese)

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: BuzzFeed, Inc. and The WSJ

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Audrey Hepburn, Hilary Clinton and Derek Jeter

Rachel Jermansky
Senior Account Executive

Place of Residency: Staten Island, NY

Alma Mater: NYU, M.S. & St. John’s University, B.S.

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies: Listening to music, cooking, drawing & watching movies

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I took College Russian in high school

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without:BuzzFeed & TheSkimm

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With:Pope Francis, Jimmy Fallon & Tina Fey

Cristina Colossi
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Harrison, NJ

Alma Mater: Rutgers University

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Eating sushi, traveling, spending time with friends & family

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I was one of the tallest kids in my class... until I stopped growing in the 6th grade

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Buzzfeed, US Weekly

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Beyoncé, Cornel West, Kanye West

Shateera Israel
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater: FIT

Primary Skillset: Media relations, writing, social media

Hobbies: Sight-seeing, keeping up with celebrity gossip, and discovering new musicians

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I used to study to be a Fashion Designer

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Complex, New York Times

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Beyoncé, Kris Jenner and Orlando Bloom

Michaela Foti
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Performing improv, running, watching hockey, photography and visiting cheese shops

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: Performing improv, running, watching hockey, photography and visiting cheese shops

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Wired, Monocle, Broad Street Hockey

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Elon Musk, Aziz Ansari, Terry Gross

Andrew Krepow
Account Executive

Place of Residency:Midtown Manhattan

Alma Mater: City College

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Yoga, holistic health, and eating

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I was a competitive gymnast for 8 years

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Twitter!, Huffington Post, Goop

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Patti Smith, Kanye West, My Dad

Cameron Lisa
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Davie, FL

Alma Mater: Florida Atlantic University

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, videogames, movies, reading, and fantasy football

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: My iTunes library has over 20,000 songs

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: ESPN and Reddit

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Dave Chappelle, Ai Wei Wei and Bill Nye the Science Guy

Tyler Weatherhead
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Princeton, NJ

Alma Mater: Rutgers University

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Blogging, running, spending time with family and friends

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I was a NCAA track & field all american

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, NY Times

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Karl Lagerfeld

Corryn Hurrington
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Upper East Side

Alma Mater: Ithaca College

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Going to spin class, Watching movies, Going to comedy shows, Shopping

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I used to be a competitive synchronized figure skater.

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The Skimm

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Amy Schumer, Amy Pohler, Chris Pratt

Emma Martin
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Bushwick, Brooklyn

Alma Mater: Dowling College

Primary Skillset: Media Relations, Writing, Social Media

Hobbies: Film Photography, Reading, Going to concerts

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I’m a vegetarian

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The New York Times, Complex, Spin Magazine

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Amy Poehler, Lisa Vanderpump, Wendy Goldstein

Lauren Bunde
Account Executive

Place of Residency: Murray Hill, NYC

Alma Mater: James Madison University

Primary Skillset: Account research, award and speaking submissions, media list development

Hobbies: Traveling & Eating

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I am a twin

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The Skimm, Refinery29, Wall Street Journal

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Gigi Hadid, Kayne West, Aziz Ansari

Lexie Gracie
Account Coordinator

Place of Residency: Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater: UNC-Chapel Hill

Primary Skillset: Account research, award and speaking submissions, media list development

Hobbies: Piano, Golf and Cooking

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: The first thing I can remember ever really wanting to be when I grew up was a Storm Chaser

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The Skimm, Refinery29, Wall Street Journal

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: John Stewart, Meryl Streep, Barack Obama

Rich Walter
Account Coordinator

Place of Residency: Hoboken, NJ

Alma Mater: Rowan University

Primary Skillset: Account research, award and speaking submissions, media list development

Hobbies: Horse-back riding, reading

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I used to foxhunt in Middleburg, Virginia every winter

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The New York Times

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Marcus Aurelius, George Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker

Victoria Woodside
Account Coordinator

Place of Residency: Financial District, NYC

Alma Mater: Miami University of Ohio

Primary Skillset: Account research, award and speaking submissions, media list development

Hobbies: Horseback riding, hanging with friends/family, traveling and adventuring

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I’ve been riding horses since I was 2 years old

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The Skimm, NY Times, Buzzfeed, Refinery29

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Bruce Springsteen, Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner

Liz Berman
Account Coordinator

Place of Residency: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Alma Mater: Hofstra University

Primary Skillset: Account research, award and speaking submissions, media list development

Hobbies: Going to the gym, exploring Brooklyn, anything that involves live music

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You: I used to play for my college Rugby team

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The Skimm, NY Times, Buzzfeed, Refinery29

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With: Barak Obama, Beyonce and Neil Degrass Tyson

Shayla Ridore
Account Coordinator

Place of Residency:Brooklyn, NY

Alma Mater:Baruch College University of New York City (CUNY)

Primary Skillset:Administrative Management, Event Management, Communications and IT support

Hobbies:I enjoy the company of family and friends as well as reading, cooking and good music

One Thing Someone Might Be Surprised to Know About You:I can belly dance

News Outlet You Can’t Live Without: The Daily News and ESPN

Three People You’d Most Like to Have Dinner With:Daddy Yankee, Bobby Flay and Derek Jeter

Darline Morel
Office Manager
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