Our Culture.

We champion your brand.

Founded in the new millennium, Rizco is a brand-led marketing agency based in New Jersey.

We are made up of top branding and interactive creative talent (some “transplanted” from New York City) who love what they do, are steadfast in their dedication to hard work and thrive on higher learning.

Our Team.

We work hard.
We play hard.

We make a difference.

By profession, we are marketing and advertising experts, designers, web specialists, content writers, and social media mavens. Underneath, we are everything from dog lovers and surfers to gymnasts and runners to food enthusiasts.

But at the end of the day, what counts most is that our diversified team feeds off of each other’s strengths and acts with honesty, integrity, kindness, and, above all, accountability to develop the best end-product on behalf of our clients.

Name

Debra Rizzi

Partner, President

Founding partner, Deb, leads the strategic marketing side of the business for Rizco and has 25+ years of experience in developing brand strategies and programs for Fortune 500 companies, public relations agencies, and small start-ups. In addition, she has cross-platform experience between B2B, consumer, health care, and nonprofit sectors. Her measurable success is in evolving businesses to meet industry trends and stimulate growth during economic downturns. She has a deep understanding of the brand and design process and building and executing marketing programs from the bottom up. She was named to NJBIZ’s 2008 “40 Under 40” and NJBIZ’s 2020 “50 Best Women in Business Award.”

Prior to Rizco, she was a Manager of the creative department at Porter Novelli, a marketing-based public relations firm where she handled creative strategy, design, and production for a variety of clients and contributed to the launch of Kellogg’s Smart Start Cereal, Gillette’s Mach 3 Razor, GlaxoSmithKline’s World No Tobacco Day, and the Rolling Stones “Bridges to Babylon” Concert Tour. She started her career in finance with corporate Lord & Taylor prior to becoming the Assistant Manager of the Special Projects Division, which kick-started her career in the creative industry. She is a graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a second major in Art History, where she also served on the Bucknell University Alumni Association Board of Directors for eight years.

While Deb leaves most of the creative design work to her partner and husband, her three daughters, Mia, Marley, and Monroe, are her most prized creative projects, as she loves to watch them evolve and grow every day. A gymnast at heart, she is certified to judge under five different organizations, including USA Gymnastics. When the day ends, her evening ritual is waiting for her local herd of deer to arrive so she can greet and feed them.

Debra Rizzi

Partner, President

Keith Rizzi

Keith Rizzi

Partner, Creative Director

Founding partner, Keith, leads the Rizco team in creative direction. He specializes in corporate identity and packaging development with an extensive print and interactive design background. His strength is twofold, focusing on developing impactful designs that work visually while conveying key marketing messages effectively in the end product. Under his leadership, Rizco has been honored with over 100+ awards, including recognition from HOW Design, New Jersey Art Directors Club, Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association, NJ Ad Club, and American Graphic Design Awards.

Prior to Rizco, he worked as a Senior Designer at Porter Novelli and a Designer at Peterson’s. He has designed print and interactive campaigns for key clients, including Revlon, Gillette, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Hanes, Arrow Electronics, and Procter & Gamble beauty products. He graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and sat on an advisory board for Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts + Design.

Partner not only in business but in life with Deb, Keith loves the outdoors in the summer, and they spend time as a family, with their three daughters, Mia, Marley, and Monroe, camping. And if there are waves, you’ll know where to find him – down at Spring Lake beach surfing and soaking in the salt air. The only time he trades in his flip-flops is for the opportunity to wear fun, unique, and colorfully picked-out socks that match his outfits.

Keith Rizzi

Partner, Creative Director

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Michelle Mazur

Vice President of Operations

Michelle is the “glue” for each project as Vice President of Operations at Rizco. She is a communications conduit through which goals, specifications, estimates, revisions, and production for each project are channeled from the client and throughout the agency. She was inducted into NJ Ad Club’s Class of 2021 Top Marketing and Communications Professionals Under 40.

Prior to Rizco, she worked at Vision Creative Group on print and interactive campaigns for a roster of well-known financial and consumer-based clients, including Magyar Bank, Oritani Bank, Freehold Savings Bank, Casio USA, Ferrero USA, Hasbro, Unilever, Disney, and Prestige Brands. She received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Caldwell University.

Michelle is a proud wife to her police officer and veteran husband and loving mother to her two children, Lily and Luke. When the family isn’t off the grid unplugging in Lancaster, PA, they are together spending time at the shore. In addition, she has a kid-at-heart love for all things Disney.

Michelle Mazur

Vice President of Operations

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Jill Nappi

Director of BusinessDevelopment

With 30+ years of sales and relationship-building expertise, Jill acts as a liaison between the client and Rizco’s internal team and specializes in providing high-touch support as Director of Business Development. Throughout her print and creative careers, she worked for Ricoh, Pearl Pressman, and Capital Printing, where she was instrumental in securing a comprehensive book of business that included several large pharma companies and universities in NJ. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University.

As a grandmother of three, a boy, and two girls, Jill enjoys spending time with her family and watching the grandchildren grow up. She loves the summer or being on vacation in warm-weather destinations; the beach is her happy place.

Jill Nappi

Director of BusinessDevelopment

Name

Alicia Shepherd

Director of Strategy & Content

As a 20+ year, seasoned marketing professional, Alicia’s role as Director of Strategy & Content expands Rizco’s content expertise and how it drives digital marketing, ensuring the brand story is at the core. Her skill-set spans brand strategy, communications planning, management, sales, visual merchandising, and customer service. She launched her career in New York City, working at top advertising agencies, Grey Global Group and Starcom Worldwide. A graduate of Lehigh University, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a Minor in Communications from the College of Business and Economics.

From being born and raised in Southern California to now living at the Jersey Shore, Alicia loves the beach life and ocean air, no matter what season, especially running along the shoreline. She has traveled throughout the US and abroad, giving her a passion for exploring and experiencing new cultures through food. She and her husband enjoy all things culinary and have been known to seek out well-known chefs wherever they visit so they can eat at their restaurant. They look forward to continued adventures with the newest addition to their family, son Everett.

Alicia Shepherd

Director of Strategy& Content

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Sean Healey

Director of Technical Design

As Rizco’s Director of Technical Design, Sean not only leads the charge in excelling Rizco’s website division but is also skilled in digital campaign design, technical support, and an array of other creative mediums. He began his career as a designer at Aerosoles, a New Jersey-based footwear company, where he gained valuable national brand and digital expertise. Next, he went on to work as a Graphic Designer for SMITH, a group of creatives and designers in Asbury Park, NJ. Finally, he attended the Ocean County Vocational and Technical School in Toms River, NJ, earning a Certificate in Design and Visual Communication.

Playing and listening to music is a passion of Sean’s, and he’s been a musician for over 20 years. When he isn’t honing his home chef skills on the smoker, he can be found exploring restaurants wherever his foodie travels take him. He takes pride in his Eagle Scout rank and, through his years, gained a love of the great outdoors, camping and hiking.

Sean Healey

Director of Technical Design

Name

Jill Rizzi

Manager of Digital Marketing

With ten+ years of digital experience, Jill’s role as Manager of Digital Marketing will oversee Rizco’s digital strategy, content, and ROI for comprehensive campaigns that embrace social media, email, and digital advertising. Her background also includes a wealth of branding, design, merchandising, and social media knowledge. Since graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Design, she has served in various roles, including Assistant Editor at Betelgeuse Productions, Mid Atlantic Region Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods, and Marketing Manager at Dean’s Natural Food Market.

Holistic health and wellness is a way of life for Jill; she has followed a plant-based lifestyle for 20 years and is a certified health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Even with a fear of flying, she won’t let it stop her travel, and her favorite trip was to Rwanda as a nutrition specialist to support the local communities for four months. A lover of all animals, she is mom to Nita, her pit/boxer puppy.

Jill Rizzi

Manager of Digital Marketing

Name

Alexa Saltzman

Designer

As Designer, Alexa leads and executes various creative projects through print, digital, social, and web for Rizco. She jump-started her career in New York City, spending three years as a graphic designer at BOLD Worldwide. A University of Delaware graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communications, her design experience includes conception and execution for social, digital, web, print, and out-of-home advertising campaigns along with branding identities and print collateral for fitness and lifestyle brands.

Sports have always played a role in Alexa’s life, and she continues today to dedicate her time, along with her fiancé, Jose, to coaching one of the national girl’s volleyball teams for Ocean Volleyball Club, based in Toms River, NJ. In addition, she loves to give back and, in 2021, became an ambassador for Love One International. This non-profit provides life-saving medical care for children in Uganda, with the mission: Love a Child. Save a Life, and she is proud to raise awareness and funds for the organization.

Alexa Saltzman

Senior Designer

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Sarah Camey

Account Coordinator

Sarah has six+ years of experience in creative writing storytelling and a background in teaching English. As Account Coordinator for Rizco, she produces written content and fulfills many account management duties that support the team. As a 2018 Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts) graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature with a Creative Writing emphasis. In addition to her degree, Camey holds a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate from TEFL Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and Inbound Marketing certifications from SEMRush and HubSpot Academy.

A lover of the extreme seasons, summer and winter, Sarah can be found at the shore or in the mountains. During the winter months, she is a snowboarding enthusiast and has enjoyed the sport in 8 states and Canada, with Park City, UT being her favorite spot so far. With an English background, she is a creative fiction writer at heart.

Sarah Camey

Content Strategist

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Eliana Harrison

Junior Designer

As a Class of 2021 graduate from the University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art and Design, Eliana gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art & Design and minored in Art History. As Rizco’s Junior Designer, she will support the team in all facets of design. With strong graphic design experience, she worked as an intern for prominent organizations like Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Philadelphia Film Society. Her design work has received well-deserved recognition, most notably her senior project, which won a BFA Integrative Project Award for its design quality and ingenuity.

Eliana has visited 12 countries in her life, including Italy, where during her junior year, she studied abroad in Florence, taking classes in High Renaissance Art History. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and, in 2021, read 40 books, but has a new goal of getting to 50 in a year. In addition, she is a dog lover and has three; two Cavachons and a Shih Tzu.

Eliana Harrison

Junior Designer

When it comes to assigning your account team, the people you meet are the ones who handle your business.

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