Meet the Team

MARIA SEPULVEDA KIRKEL co-founded SUITE NY with former partner, Kris Fuchs, in the autumn of 2006. With hard work and dedication Maria and the SUITE NY team have built the company into what it is today, a go-to source for modern design icons and cutting-edge contemporary design.

Nick Taricco joined the team in 2013 as Operations Manager working his way up to Managing Director. In 2022 Nick became a Managing Partner, joining Maria in helping to usher SUITE NY into its next era.

Maria and Nick work closely with founding Creative Director, Chris Kraig, and the dedicated team at SUITE NY to provide the finest in modern international design coupled with a quality shopping experience.

The company’s NoMad showroom has become a landmark for New York’s design industry and aficionados in the know.

Maria and Nick are most proud of the passion for design that each member of their team shares, and of the showroom’s exemplary reputation as a warm, welcoming environment, with unparalleled customer service.

Operating as a hands-on team, SUITE NY is a family business where clients and staff are friends first.


Team Members

Chris Kraig

Creative Director


Anthony Law

Contract Sales Director

Andrea Werwinski

Regional Sales Manager

Brian Matthew Smith

Regional Sales

Fred Thomas

Sales Associate

Leah Chalfen

Sales Associate

Terrance Bodine

Sales Associate


Stephen Hoover

Operations Manager

Lorena Cuaya

Operations Assistant

David Luddy

Logistics Coordinator

Dorota Kolodziejczyk

Accounting & HR