About Nearside

At Nearside, we believe that starting a business should be easier. Our mission is to provide accessible, transparent, and fair financial and lending products to help people start and grow their businesses. If you’re someone with an idea that can change a life or a community, we’re ready to help you get started. It’s time to Nearside!

Mission and Values

Grow the Pie!

We believe that sweat equity should be recognized and rewarded. Business owners work hard in order to build a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our goal is to support business owners who have the grit and passion to succeed and together, build a better economy for everyone.

Understand Before Being Understood

We actively strive to understand the person working across from us. We believe that everyone brings something to the table and that it is important to understand their views before we express our own. If we seek to understand first then compromise, empathy and understanding will follow.

It Takes a Village

Capital alone is not enough to start or make a small business successful. Business owners depend on their communities and other businesses for support, advice, and expertise. At Nearside, we try to understand how everyone--both internally and externally--contributes to the overall effort. This allows us to move forward together and faster.

People are Fallible, Systems Shouldn't Be

Everyone makes mistakes. We want to create a culture where we can own up, resolve, and learn from our mistakes. More important to us than determining culpability or placing blame, is developing systems and processes for improvement. These endure past any one person’s effort, error, and ultimately our own time at Nearside.

Lending Is Not a Permanent Solution

At Nearside, we believe that providing you with credit is only one of the ways to help you start or grow your business. We want to build a long-lasting, successful business alongside you; one that’s aligned with your needs. Sometimes you may need a loan or line of credit, and sometimes you may not--and that’s okay! At Nearside, we want to offer you only the support you want. We will never encourage you to take on unnecessary debt.

The Nearside Team

It takes a village, and we are grateful to have the following people and investors along for the journey.

Thomson Nguyen

1.0 Founder & CEO

Bert Friedman

1.1 Compliance

Emily Young

1.1 Credit & Fraud

Michelle Tang

1.1 Design

Brian Delahunty

1.1 Engineering

Dan Chen

1.1 Finance

Tim Wu

1.1 Growth

James Lee

1.1 Legal & Finance

Laurel Coster

1.1 Operations

Jeff Umscheid

1.1 People

Jameson Lee

1.12 Engineering

Parth Padgaonkar

1.12 Engineering

Angel Batista

1.12 Engineering

Peter Hanley

1.12 Engineering

Cesar Carrasco

1.12 Engineering

Frank Nelstone

1.2 Engineering

Scott Smith

1.2 Engineering

Bowei Liu

1.2 Engineering

Gregory Inouye

1.2 Engineering

Frank Martinez

1.2 Engineering

Abizar Bagasrawala

1.2 Engineering

Cole Dunsby

1.2 Engineering

Sabri Sonmez

1.2 Engineering

Reed Moseng

1.2 Engineering

Laurie Wu

1.2 Engineering

Daniel Truong

1.2 Engineering

David Kumarbai

1.2 Engineering

Erik Jacobson

1.2 Engineering

Hanyuan Ye

1.2 Engineering

Sheldon Trotman

1.2 Engineering

Christopher Kinyua

1.2 Engineering

Hera Huang

1.2 Engineering

Tochukwu Okoro

1.2 Engineering

Khushboo Makhija

1.3 Data

Umesh Khanna

1.4 Product

Paul Ricketts

1.4 Product

Jeff Heppert

1.5 Design

Leon Han

1.5 Design

Anushri Gupta

1.5 Design

Nam Bui

1.5 Design

Derek Leung

1.6 Growth

Alycia Harris

1.6 Growth

Ali Mercieca

1.6 Growth

Pierre Wright

1.6 Growth

Lynda Galliano

1.7 People Operations

Haley Perkins

1.7 People Operations

Jasmine Chan

1.7 People Operations

Kelley Martin

1.7 People Operations

Kelsey Blakely

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Brian Davis

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Bradley Cassani

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Marcus Street

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Andrew Luna

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Erika Olmstead

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Noel Sanchez

1.8 Credit & Fraud

Victor Widjaja

1.9 Compliance

Eric Howard

1.9 Compliance

Pierre Hernandez

1.9 Compliance

Alex Bulloch

2.10 Operations

Ryan Chavez

2.10 Operations

Diana Helmuth

2.11 Operations

Danielle Nobbe

2.11 Operations

Argenis Henriquez

2.11 Operations

Eliza Washington

2.11 Operations

Jenn Tran

2.11 Operations

Kersey Barrett-Tormey

2.11 Operations

Investors

Socii Capital

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