Matt Rizzetta is the founding partner and Non-Executive Chairman of North Sixth Group, a family office holding company whose mission is to invest in businesses and community initiatives focused on passion, purpose and progress.
Rizzetta is the Founder of North 6th Agency (N6A), a leading public relations and marketing firm which he founded out of his basement in 2010. N6A has since grown to become one of the fastest-growing public relations firms in the United States. N6A has been ranked as one of the 50 most powerful agencies in the United States by the Observer, PRWeek’s Best Places to Work, and the Top Company Cultures in America by Entrepreneur.
Rizzetta is the author of two successful books, “The Death of Irrelevant PR”, and “Embrace the Pace: The 100 Most Exhilarating Lessons Learned in a Decade of Entrepreneurship”. Rizzetta frequently serves as a guest speaker and a media spokesperson on a variety of topics, including entrepreneurship and business, leadership, management, culture and innovation, and marketing and communications.
Through investments made by North Sixth Group and the Rizzetta family, he is an investor and owner in a variety of businesses across multiple sectors, including real estate, media, technology, travel, and sports and entertainment. In 2020, Rizzetta became the first non-Italian born owner of SS Campobasso, a professional football club located in the Molise region of Italy.
Rizzetta has served on the Board of Directors for a variety of non-profits, educational institutions and businesses, including Marketing EDGE, Venture Noire, APTelecom, and Iona College. Rizzetta resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife and three daughters.
Michael D. White
Michael D. White is the former CEO of DirecTV. Prior to his tenure with DirecTV, Mr. White served as the CEO of PepsiCo International and vice chairman and director of PepsiCo. His experience includes service as CEO of Frito-Lay’s Europe, Africa and Middle East division, and CFO for PepsiCo and certain of its subsidiaries. Mr. White has served on a variety of boards for non-profits, academic institutions and major global corporations, including Bank of America, Kimberly-Clark, Whirlpool and Johns Hopkins University.
Al DiGuido is the former CEO of Bigfoot Interactive, Zeta Interactive and Epsilon Interactive. Mr. DiGuido is a marketing and media industry pioneer, and rose to prominence as one of the founding industry leaders of email marketing during his tenure as CEO of Bigfoot Interactive. In 2005, he sold Bigfoot to Alliance Data’s Epsilon business unit for $120 million and became the CEO of Epsilon Interactive. Mr. DiGuido is also the founder of Al’s Angels, a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty.
Daniela Mancinelli is the CEO of North 6th Agency (N6A), a leading public relations and marketing firm founded in 2010. Ms. Mancinelli previously served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, and was promoted to CEO in 2021. Ms. Mancinelli has been with N6A since 2015, and has been instrumental in N6A’s culture, innovation and employee programs. Ms. Mancinelli was awarded with the 2020 Marketing Edge Rising Stars honor, which recognizes corporate executives under the age of 40 who have made the greatest impact on the marketing industry through education and mentorship of future generations of marketing leaders.
Keenan Beasley is a successful entrepreneur, industry disrupter and visionary who has founded, built and sold multiple companies. His background spans technology, art and creative services, marketing, retail and consumer packaged goods, among many others. Mr. Beasley is also founder of Venture Noire, which was one of the first non-profits focused on providing programming, resources, networking and capital opportunities to the community of entrepreneurs of color. Since its inception, Venture Noire has provided more than 1,000 entrepreneurs of color with non-dilutive grants, mentorship and training.
Mario Gesue is an experienced financial services industry executive and investor. Mr. Gesue currently serves as the Chairman of Starboard Capital, a leading venture capital firm based in London. Mr. Gesue is also the CEO of Swiss-based Halley Holding, which owns wholly owned and minority interests in a variety of businesses across the world. In addition to his financial services experience, Mr. Gesue currently serves as the President of professional Italian football club SS Campobasso.