Neil Alumkal, Founder
Prior to forming Stuntman in 2010, Neil Alumkal was Partner and one of the early founding members of one of the top 10 largest public relations agencies in the country and the fastest growing agency in the country for three consecutive years under his tenure. With over 15 years of PR experience, he has been responsible for creating and implementing communications plans for a myriad of culinary and hospitality brands such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Le Coq Rico, Evian Natural Spring Water, Whole Foods Market, Max Brenner, Valrhona, Marky’s Caviar, Patina Restaurant Group, Apple Core Hotels, The Bryant Park Hotel, Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Douglas Elliman, MealPal, Eatwith, Lincoln Ristorante, STATE Grill at the Empire State Building, Mexicue, Grolsch Premium Lager, Kanon Organic Vodka, the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, James Beard-awarded Chef François Payard and Mobil Travel Guide, for which he was awarded the Golden Bell public relations award.
Neil has also served as a producer for ABC's Good Morning America. He created a non-traditional media campaign which was ranked as one of the "Top 10 Successful Marketing Stunts" by Entrepreneur magazine. Neil graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in film and video.
Nicole Bezinski, Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Stuntman, Nicole was the Global COO and CFO for Cohn & Wolfe, a world renowned Public Relations company, and part of the WPP network. Nicole has over 15 years in progressive finance and operations roles, both globally and domestically, working with many fortune 500 clients throughout her career, including Walmart, Ford, and Kroger, as well as assisting many emerging businesses and startups.
Nicole has her Master's Degree from New York University, and her Bachelor's Degree from Temple University. When not at work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, her dog Charlie, and her horses.
David Abrams, Senior Vice President
David Abrams specializes in earned media coverage for some of the country’s best brands. His experience spans the travel, hospitality, wine & spirits, culinary and entertainment industries. David began his career working with the Distilled Spirits Council, where he worked on the “Simple Pleasures” campaign, working alongside brands such as Bacardi and Absolut. He then went on to manage the imported wine portfolio for The E&J Gallo Winery, helping to introduce brands such as McWilliam’s, Black Swan and Red Bicyclette to the U.S. market.
His unmatched list of clients has included: United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Hennessy, 3M, 7UP, American Express, Buick, Choice Hotels, Colgate, Dunkin Donuts, E&J Gallo Winery, Folgers, Hyatt, JM Smucker Company, Lincoln, Microsoft Lumia, Panasonic, Piper Heidsieck and Tanqueray. He is a graduate of New York University.
Janie Barber, Account Supervisor
Janie joined Stuntman PR after having worked on large-scale clients such as Red Bull, Uber, and LinkedIn at LaFORCE, an agency which was listed among the top 5 ‘Most Powerful Travel and Hospitality PR Firms of 2018’ by the Observer.
Having grown up traveling to over 17 countries and living in Argentina, Janie developed a passion for a wide variety of hospitality, food, and culture. Her personal goal is to witness and create the unconventional. She is known for being the person who pushes boundaries in everything, meets everyone, and she strives to learn as much as she can in the hope that her unique perspective will have a positive lasting impact.
Dani Beldoch, Account Executive
A graduate of New York University, Dani previously served as an Assistant Account Executive at Evyn Block Communications, where she assisted on a number of blue-chip restaurant, hospitality, travel, and luxury accounts.
Dani’s interest in the culinary world began while working in local restaurants growing up, where she learned to see food as a universal language and connector of people. She seeks to tell meaningful, profound stories with curiosity and a sense of humor.
In her free time, Dani enjoys attempting the NY Times crossword and exploring the city’s ever buzzing craft brewery scene.
Emma Sandler, Social Media Strategist
Emma joined Stuntman after working as the head social media/marketing director & photographer for a large Detroit hospitality group. She is well-versed in food & cocktail culture and has experience managing a variety of clients. Emma is passionate about developing brands and creating content that evoke emotion and leaves a lasting impression.
In her free time she likes to travel, drink wine, and binge Netflix TV shows.