Samantha (Sam) Berg is a Managing Partner based in the NYC office. Prior to joining Next Street, Sam founded FITMARK, a consulting business focused on go-to-market strategies primarily for tech start-ups in the fintech and data space. Sam has over two decades experience in financial services, working with both large and mid-sized banks. At Amalgamated Bank, she was Head of Community Banking and the Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Amalgamated, Sam was the Chief of Staff for the Commercial Bank and an SVP for Small Business Bank Marketing at Capital One Bank. Sam has also held various senior level positions, managing deposit products at Citi and managing bank small business partnerships at American Express OPEN. She spent over a decade at Chase, working in various roles across Small Business Banking, Consumer Financial Services and Information Technology and Operations.
Samantha has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BA from Wellesley College.
On working at Next Street
“As a former client of Next Street, I know first-hand the type of work and impact the firm has on small businesses. As someone who has been in the business of small business for nearly two decades, I understand the need for Next Street’s strategies and tools for inclusive and equitable small business growth.”
Outside of Next Street
When she is not at work, Sam can be found nagging her child to complete his homework or trying to keep up with him on the soccer field. She has recently taken up Spin, but her true sports loves are boxing (she trained for Golden Gloves) and running (former marathoner).
Get to know Sam
- Former Camelback Ventures Board member
- Former Women’s Initiative Board member