About Nesbitt & Parrinello

Allen-Nesbitt

Allen Nesbitt

Founder and CEO

Allen Nesbitt is the founder and CEO of Nesbitt & Parrinello, Inc. Allen helps labor campaigns, climate causes, their allies, and senior government officials globally prepare for risks and win campaigns in volatile environments. In 16 years as a strategic advisor, Allen's teams have won multi-billion dollar fights, from better health care that is more affordable to fights to save our planet. Our wins include: the only Indian American in the 113th Congress; the first openly gay U.S. Representative from New York; the first openly gay mayor of Lexington, Kentucky; the first Black U.S. Representative from Nevada; and the first Black U.S. Senate nominee from Florida.

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Cristina Parrinello

Cristina Parrinello

Partner and President

Cristina Parrinello is the President of Nesbitt & Parrinello, Inc., where she advises political campaigns and corporate leaders on strategic research, public policy, and cybersecurity. In 2018, Cristina's campaign work included serving as a lead consultant to John Chiang for Governor (CA), EMILY's List, and the winning campaign for Gil Cisneros for Congress (CA-39) -- the most expensive House race in the country. She began her political career in 2010 working on former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's re-election campaign. Cristina has advised Am Law 50 law firms and Fortune Global 500 companies. Prior to her political work, Cristina worked at the LBJ Presidential Library and as a litigation paralegal. Born and raised on U.S. military bases overseas, Cristina grew up on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and is now living in Nashville with her two sons.

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Rachael Salisbury

Rachael Salisbury

Vice President

Rachael Salisbury is a Vice President at Nesbitt & Parrinello, Inc. Rachael has led more than 100 investigations nationwide, including candidate campaigns, large scale independent expenditure campaigns, and ballot initiatives. Her proudest wins include Gil Cisneros for Congress (CA-39) and George Gascón for District Attorney (Los Angeles). She has worked for the Democratic National Committee and Mercury Public Affairs. Rachael is a graduate of the London School of Economics' Gender Institute Masters program and a proud UC Davis Aggie. Rachael is passionate about criminal justice reform, and is an adjudicator with San Francisco County's Neighborhood Courts restorative justice program in her free time. She is also a board member for the Castro's Pink Triangle Memorial. Rachael lives in San Francisco.

James Young

James Young

Senior Associate

James is a Senior Associate at Nesbitt & Parrinello, Inc. James was a researcher on Governor Steve Bullock’s successful 2016 reelection campaign, and later Senator Jon Tester’s successful 2018 reelection campaign. James has worked with with nonprofits in the areas of environmental justice and corporate corruption and malfeasance. James graduated with a BA in Strategic Communications from Elon University. James lives in Washington DC.

Sidney Phillips

Sidney Phillips

Associate

Marcelo Balladares

Marcelo Balladares

Associate

Marcelo Balladares is a Associate at Nesbitt & Parrinello, Inc. Marcelo graduated from Florida International University with a BS in Environmental Studies. Marcelo is passionate about climate resilience and the environment and has previously organized with his local Sunrise Movement hub. Marcelo lives in Miami.