Steve Ricci     President

Founder.  Agency management.  New business development in all channels.  Direct sales responsibilities in showrooms, a trade focus and multi-unit specification.

It never feels like work, if you love what you do. 


35 years OF ILLUMINATION experience 


Ryan Higgins     Vice President Sales

Ryan has helped create a teamwork ethic between our important showroom and design divisions and is committed to both channels working in harmony in the market.  Ryan calls on key lighting showrooms in our important markets.  He also brings insight from his experience in the family lighting business. He has developed some of our largest and creative gallery projects.


Jessica Buonocore    Sales

Jessica has helped top design firms specify decorative lighting.   Jess passionaly works with suppliers to create positive outcomes for every lighting challenge.  She holds the honor of our largest custom fixtures. Her experience helps specifiers looking for lighting that is also art. 

Jessica is our NJ Trade representative.


Mary Azzolina   Inside Showroom Sales 

Mary our office manger also coordinates sales and service efforts for the showroom channel in our office.  She is our point of contact for factory sales departments and programming.  She makes miracles happen everyday, and might give you her cell number if you are really nice and, answers email on vacation! 


Terry Davis    Inside Trade Sales

Terry coordinates our internal trade department. She is dedicated to the customer and has built great relationships with persistantance to find factory solutions to every problem.   She is professional and thorough where a fast answer helps a design professional in an already hectic spec.

Teri Marcellari - Accounting

Teri handles HR, commissions, our website, spiffs and other operational duties.  Her dedication to working through the minutia of factory commission reports every month, on time, is extraordinary.  Teri is a valued member of our team.

After a successful sales career with Proctor and Gamble, Ricci Sales Agency was established in 1987.

Today we have evolved to supply diverse lighting in multiple channels.  We expanded in the middle of the great recession into the design space built on the same foundation, service.  Call and you will get a person and an answer.

We are passionate and driven in everything we do, because we know our destiny is linked to helping our customers succeed.       

Steven Ramos    Service 

Steven has been present at our largest showroom installations and is a great new team member.  He works with showrooms and the design division resolving product issues where he has become a bonafide assembly expert.   He exemplifies our legacy of service to the showroom and trade channel.   

Rob Antonecchia    Sales

Rob came from lighting showroom sales and management, he specialized in builder and project work.  His experience brings great support to the showrooms and builders he tenacioulsy services. He understands scale, customization, Illumination requirements and is a value engineering expert.

Rob is our Connecticut Trade Representative

Jane Spellman   Customer Service

When you have a lighting fixture emergency, you need help.  Jane embody's the heart and soul of our company, providing passionate and tenacious service for all our customers.  Her detemination to patiently resolve fixture headaches is remarkable.  She is like Lighting Tylenol!  

Debbie Lerner - Accounting

Debbie is accounting 2.0 for us.  With a background in quickbooks Debbie handles most of the financial duties in this department. She is professional and thorough and detail oriented all essential skills needed in accounting. 

Jeff Izower     Sales

Jeff works with many key accounts in the tri-state region. He began merchandising for us at the age of 16 while also working in several lighting retailers.  Analytical he seeks to maximizes ROI for our key dealers businesses leveraging our relationships with our factory partners.

Jeff is our Manhattan Trade Representative.


Maureen Beresford   Sales 

Maureen is a consumate professional having a successful carreer in corporate America.   Detail oriented, with great follow up skills she exhibited the customer commitment so important to our business   

Maureen is our Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester Trade Representative.


Kirsten Murray   Customer Acquisition Specialist 

Working successfully for several recruiters Kirsten has strong skills in communication and a personal drive supporting intitiatives to service the trade.  From cold calls, to after shipment satisfaction surveys, to trade show deal follow ups, she is always cheerful.