SUITE NY | About Our Manhattan Showroom
Meet the Team

MARIA SEPULVEDA KIRKEL founded SUITE NY along with Kris Fuchs in the fall of 2006. In 2015, Kris changed course and is off enjoying new adventures. Together they made SUITE NY what it is today: a major force in the international modern furniture marketplace. Today, Maria works closely with founding Creative Director, Chris Kraig, and the dedicated team at SUITE NY to provide the finest in luxury furnishings along with a quality shopping experience. The company's midtown showroom has become a landmark for New York's design industry and aficionados in the know. Maria is most proud of the passion for design that each member of her team shares, and of her showroom’s exemplary reputation as a warm and welcoming environment with unparalleled customer service. Operating as a hands-on unified team, SUITE NY is a family business where clients and staff are friends first.

Prior to founding SUITE NY, Maria had a career in fashion merchandising where she honed her skills in curating beautiful collections and learned the value of creating strong relationships with both vendors and customers. When not at the helm of the SUITE NY ship, Maria loves to travel and to spend time with her family. A true New Yorker, she makes a point to enjoy all the culture her city has to offer. She shares her love of yoga, art, food and music with her friends and husband, Peter.


Team Members

Nick Taricco

Managing Director

Chris Kraig

Creative Director


Anthony Law

Contract Sales Director

Andrea Werwinski

Regional Sales Manager

Brian Matthew Smith

Regional Sales

Lauren Kaloudis

Showroom Sales Manager

Fred Thomas

Sales Associate

Leah Chalfen

Sales Associate

Marketing And Creative

Ignacia Vasquez

Marketing Manager


Stephen Hoover

Operations Manager

Karin McKoy

Customer Service Specialist

David Luddy

Logistics Coordinator

Dorota Kolodziejczyk

Accounting & HR

Support Team

Lindsay Gordon

Senior Sales Assistant

Brittany Rivera

Sales Assistant

Jaze Harris

Showroom Coordinator