Marian Cicolello
Marian CicolelloSenior Director

Marian is a Senior Director at Next Street, where she leads our Small Business Advising team. With over 17 years of experience working with small businesses in the NYC area, Marian is a seasoned expert in her field. Her team works tirelessly to deliver direct services in one-stop resource centers for entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages of their journey. Under Marian’s leadership, the team provides a comprehensive portfolio of services, supporting over 9,000 entrepreneurs annually. Thanks to their efforts, clients have secured over $10 million in funding each year, making a significant impact on the local business community.

On working at Next Street

As a native New Yorker, I have a passion and love for NYC and understand how important small business are to the lifeblood of the city. I remember all the small business owners I grew up with in Brooklyn and frequented. Small businesses are critical to the success of NYC and Next Street is on the frontline assisting today’s small business owners.

Prior to Next Street, Marian had a career in advertising.  She worked in the Media Planning department at major advertising agencies in NYC, where she developed recommendations and deployed client advertising budgets.  During her career she introduced both Lowe’s Home Improvement and Kohl’s Department Stores to a national audience.

After her successful advertising career, Marian was Vice President of the Women’s Business Development Council in Connecticut, a small non-profit providing entrepreneurial training and counseling to women, where she focused on expanding their programs and services.

Marian is a graduate of Pace University, New York City, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Outside of Next Street

Marian spends her free time with her family and friends, traveling the world, and cooking a variety of cuisines. She enjoys any kind of book but especially history and biographies.

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