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Our Mission

At Nearside, we believe that starting a business should be easier. We help entrepreneurs build their ideas, whether they’re growing their businesses or just getting started. We provide accessible, transparent, 
and fair financial products to help people start and grow businesses.

About Nearside Business Checking

Nearside Business Checking is a modern banking platform with no NSF fees or minimum balance requirements, up to 5% in automatic cashback rewards, and discounts on business tools and services. Our product is for new business owners who want an alternative from traditional banking products.

Executive Team

Thomson Nguyen

Thomson Nguyen

Founder & CEO

Bert Friedman

Bert Friedman

Head of Compliance

Emily Young

Emily Young

Head of Credit & Fraud

Michelle Tang

Michelle Tang

Head of Design

Brian Delahunty

Brian Delahunty

Head of Engineering

Dan Chen

Dan Chen

Head of Finance

Tim Wu

Tim Wu

Head of Growth

James Lee

James Lee

Head of Legal, Finance, and Strategy

Laurel Coster

Laurel Coster

Head of Operations and CS

Jeff Umscheid

Jeff Umscheid

Head of People

Past companies

Our executive team has over 100 years in combined experience across finance, lending, software, and technology.

Customer Testimonials

I have never dealt with a company that has been so interested in their clients. It’s unheard of in banking!

Chris Malone

Chris Malone

Paranoid Image

I got nervous when COVID hit because I'm in the service industry, but Nearside gave me peace of mind!

Lisa Cosby

Lisa Cosby

Heavenly Makeup, Music, & Messages

I appreciate the way Nearside operates! They actually answer my questions when I reach out to customer support.

Michael Gurk

Michael Gurk

J&M Roadside LLC

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