About Nesbitt & Parrinello

Allen-Nesbitt

Allen Nesbitt

Founder and CEO

Allen Nesbitt is the founder and CEO of Nesbitt & Parrinello, Inc. Allen has 16 years experience in political opposition research on projects to $200M. He has advised leading NGOs, America's largest labor organizations and the intelligence community on strategic risk and intelligence projects. Among our wins are 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. Allen is the first African American to lead a Democratic opposition research firm.

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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 husband and two sons.

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Ryan McInerney

Ryan McInerney

Partner

Ryan McInerney is a partner at Nesbitt & Parrinello. Ryan has more than a decade of experience in political research, messaging, and strategy. He served as Research Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s $80 million independent expenditure program where he helped direct strategy and paid media in dozens of House races in 21 states. He also served as the DCCC's West Regional Research Director in 2014, covering Nevada, California, Arizona, and New Mexico. In 2018, Ryan served as Vice President for a California-based general consulting firm where he managed local and statewide candidate and IE campaigns and ran a super PAC. In 2012, he led a rapid response research team on President Obama’s re-election campaign. Ryan was born in raised in Los Angeles, earned a JD from UNLV, and currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife and daughter.

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Megan Kay

Megan Kay

Senior Research Associate

Megan Kay is a Senior Associate at Nesbitt & Parrinello. Megan graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BA in International Relations and has worked at the National Organization for Women, the White House, and Hillary For America. Megan lives in the District of Columbia.

Rachael Salisbury

Rachael Salisbury

Senior Research Associate

Rachael Salisbury is a Senior Associate at Nesbitt & Parrinello. 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 lives in San Francisco.