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.
Meet The Team
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!)
Trainer and Consultant
Brielle is interested in facilitating courageous conversations and productive dialogue. Her unique approach is to utilize theatrical conventions as tools for social justice, community-building, and education. Brielle has worked with young men incarcerated on Rikers Island, traveled to Rwanda to work with student-teachers, led a residency at an elementary school in Coney Island where she explored social justice and community with fifth graders, and facilitated interactive storytelling workshops with early learners to support literacy. Brielle trained and worked as an actor for years and has studied improv. She is currently working toward her Masters of Arts in Applied Theatre at CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Sarah Pacitti is a learning and development professional who has worked in both technology and advertising. She has specialized in onboarding, coaching and building and facilitating content ranging from presentation skills to career development, communication skills and systems thinking. Sarah has always been passionate about learning and teaching and regularly draws from her background in improv and standup comedy. Above all, Sarah aspires to always find new ways to engage, develop and connect people.
Rebecca Spinac specializes in spearheading full life cycle high volume recruitment (sales, tech, digital, marketing, creative) and implementing long-term talent acquisition initiatives for small to large sized organizations. Presently, Rebecca acts as the Senior Recruitment Lead overseeing talent acquisition for North America at Mindshare, a WPP company. Her previous roles include Head Talent Acquisition Manager at Carat, the largest full service media agency under the Dentsu Aegis Network and Sales Recruiting Project Manager at Zocdoc, the premiere healthcare "unicorn." Rebecca started her career as a stage manager, working with touring companies in Europe and on Broadway shows. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.
"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