NPN provides custom HR services, learning and development programs, embedded recruiting, and leadership coaching for startups and growth stage businesses. Whether your business is pre series A or pre IPO, our HR, training, and recruiting experts help grow your business by building custom people solutions that attract, retain, and grow amazing teams.
Founder, Lead Consultant
Nancy began her career in HR and start-ups managing culture and employee experience at Appnexus. During her five years at Appnexus, the company opened offices in over 10 countries, grew to 1100 employees, and became a talent and culture leader in the New York tech community. In addition to AppNexus she's worked for Mic Network, WPP, and several arts non profits in senior HR positions. Nancy holds an MA in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP). She received her BFA from NYU Tisch School of The Arts and prior to working in HR and Leadership Development worked as a professional actor and arts educator. Nancy volunteers with the 52nd St Project, Woodstock Comedy Festival, and Foster Dogs Inc. She is an animal rescue advocate, lives in New York City with her rescue mutt, Linus van Pup, and often has a foster dog in her care looking for a forever home. (If you would like to learn more about adopting or fostering a dog drop me a line!)
Meet Some Of Our Consultants
Mara Wiles is an independent recruiter and HR consultant whose expertise is focused on finding the best talent and keeping them engaged with their work environment. Mara’s career began at Signature Advertising, a boutique advertising firm in Denver as an Account Executive specializing in Tourism Marketing. During Mara’s time at Signature the agency doubled in size and expanded their client portfolio due to the teams agile customer service. Most recently, Mara worked as a People Experience Coordinator at the growing insurance start-up specializing in on-boarding and company culture. Mara also works as a freelance writer, producer, art facilitator, actress and stand-up comic in New York City. Mara’s has a degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado that helped pave her personal philosophy to live each day with curiosity, integrity and humor.
Melody Kamali is an independent recruiter and consultant specializing in production and creative advertising talent acquisition. Prior to going at it as a consultant and joining the consulting team at NPN Consulting, Melody worked in media strategy and production. Previous consulting projects include Producer at AL Media, the political media firm based in Chicago, Associate Producer and assistant editor the award winning creative studio Cinema Libertad, and Post Production Producer for the Tribune Media Company and its flagship television property WGN-TV.
"NPN has been an excellent HR partner for our team. Our Consultant has continually gone above and beyond to meet our goals across the recruiting and human resource management spectrum. Highly recommended."- Martin Greenberg, CEO Bedly
"NPN has delivered above and beyond what they promised for our organization. We engaged Nancy and NPN for help getting our organizational system, people processes and systems, and visa sponsorships in order, which they did in short order and without letting anything fall through the cracks. What I didn't expect was the extent to which NPN would streamline our recruiting pipeline. They have been able to deliver a consistently high quality stream of vetted candidates as we rapidly fill our openings with high performers. To be honest, I had been skeptical of the extent an HR department could improve outcomes in a company like ours. No longer." - Ben Engber, CEO Lineate