MEET THE TEAM

“How you do anything is how you do everything.”

At Chiarabella, we believe that the heart of our success lies in the exceptional individuals who make up our team. Comprising creative visionaries, meticulous designers, and dedicated professionals, we are united by a passion for redefining luxury living.

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John Ryba

PRESIDENT OF U.S. OPERATIONS

John is a former chef and restaurateur who has been an innovative leader in the kitchen and bath industry since 1995. John built up a small cabinet entrepreneurship in south Florida to a successful custom kitchen design business and showroom.

After several years of steadily increasing business, he eventually sold his company, turning his eye to new ventures.
After a stint in the plumbing industry with a focus on wellness products, John inevitably returned to kitchen and bath design in the Atlanta, GA market.

John says “We have the best of both worlds, German engineering and Italian style. A winning combination.”

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Angela Cassisi

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Angela is a versatile marketing, operations, and business strategist and leader with a proven track record spanning various international landscapes. In the realm of marketing, she has demonstrated prowess in conducting comprehensive competitive analyses, identifying target markets, and crafting insightful buyer personas.
Angela’s expertise extends to diverse domains, including SEO strategy development, paid ad campaigns, brand development, and adept management of email and social media marketing.

Her global experience and linguistic skills have played a pivotal role in successfully developing and expanding brands across both domestic and international markets.

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Melissa Blanchenay

VICE PRESIDENT OF TRADE SALES

Melissa Blanchenay has been in the interiors industry for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Florida State University. Melissa has worked on both sides of the design table, as both an interior designer and a product representative. As a design consultant, she assisted clients with choosing finishes for high-end custom builders in New York and Florida. She has spent the last 17 years as a sales executive and brand representative for upper echelon interior finish brands such as Kohler, KALLISTA and Benjamin Moore.

Melissa says, “I believe you can be creative in all that you do; from what you wear to those with whom you associate. Creativity is the mind and spirit at play; it is the key to vitality.”

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Diana Knipp

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

“This is not just a job; it’s a lifestyle.” Thats how Diana Knipp describes her 20+ year career helping clients bring their visions of home and beauty to life. With a father in the building industry, a fashion-oriented mother, and an architect for a brother, Diana has had many close sources of design inspiration. Diana grew up in Los Angeles but spent a considerable amount of time in South America, where she has cultural ties. There, she was also exposed to and influenced by many different styles of interior design.

Diana received her degree in interior design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and spent many years designing elegantly-appointed yachts for a mega-yacht company in southern Florida.

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