About Us

Our Rockstar

Next Street, New York, NY

A diverse team of entrepreneurs, innovators, and problem solvers, we’re focused on realizing the potential of every small business. Our commitment to our mission runs deep – as many of us are small business owners and entrepreneurs ourselves. We build products with the best interest of small businesses. We shop locally. We hang out with small business advocates. We’re committed to being anti-racist – challenging unjust systems that stifle business potential.

Ready to become a part of our growing team?


Samantha Berg
Samantha BergCo-CEO
Charisse Conanan Johnson
Charisse Conanan JohnsonCo-CEO
Michael Roth
Michael RothCo-CEO

Dine in or take-out?

Andi Crawford
Andi CrawfordPartner
Katie Johnson
Katie JohnsonPartner
Donald Jones
Donald JonesPartner
Parmila Phillips
Parmila PhillipsPartner, Chief Financial Officer
Kamran Qamar
Kamran QamarPartner, Chief Technology Officer

Senior Advisors

Tim Ferguson
Tim FergusonFounder and Chairman of the Board
Barry Davis
Barry DavisBoard Member

Favorite reading material?


New Route Photography

Employee Small Business Spotlight

Joshua Pearson
Senior Manager of People & Culture

Joshua is responsible for people strategy and implementation, recruiting, performance management, culture, and engagement efforts. Outside of work, Joshua is an avid photographer and shares his adventures on his website New Route Photography.


Elsi Aga
Elsi AgaSenior Account Manager
Jose Aleman
Jose AlemanDeputy Director
Sierra Armstrong
Sierra ArmstrongAssociate, HR & Operations
languages spoken
Ryan Arnold
Ryan ArnoldSenior Account Manager
Lily Baez
Lily BaezManager
Katie Beach
Katie BeachSenior Manager, Marketing & Business Development
Maddie Bianchi
Maddie BianchiAssociate

What languages do we speak?

Albanian, Ateso, Bengali, English, French, Fuzhounese Chinese, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Luganda, Mandarin, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu

Marian Cicolello
Marian CicolelloDirector
Yoalis Cintron Sanchez
Yoalis Cintron SanchezAssociate, Curriculum Development
John DeLeon
John DeLeonDirector
Hannah Dennis
Hannah DennisSenior Manager
Ricardo Devallon
Ricardo DevallonCenter Director

What gets us up in the morning?

Sara Dinges
Sara DingesDirector
Stanley Dutervil
Stanley DutervilDeputy Director
Joanne Eriaku
Joanne EriakuDirector

Most niche sport?



Sylvia Fisher
Sylvia FisherSenior Manager
Alex Flores
Alex FloresAssociate
Justin Flynn
Justin FlynnManager, PMO
 Nicole Green
Nicole GreenDirector, Legal & Compliance
Bryan Guevara
Bryan GuevaraAccount Manager
Melanie Guzman
Melanie Guzman Account Manager
Stefan Hench
Stefan HenchAssociate, Special Projects & Operations
Oseloka Idigbe
Oseloka IdigbeDirector
Rian Irani
Rian IraniDirector
Jason Johnson
Jason JohnsonDirector
Annika Jonas-Day
Annika Jonas-DayAssociate
Beth Lampson
Beth LampsonSenior Manager
Spencer Lau
Spencer LauDirector

Most trusted recommendations?

a friend
user reviews
Emily Lindo
Emily LindoSenior Account Manager
Cristian Lopez
Cristian LopezSenior Manager
Laureen Makrinos
Laureen MakrinosSenior Manager

Favorite small

too many to

Samantha Merin
Samantha MerinManager
Bryan Miller
Bryan MillerSenior Manager, Finance & Operations
Amber Moreland
Amber MorelandAssociate, Proposal Development
Will Moss
Will MossSenior Manager
Leah O'Beirne
Leah O'BeirneAssociate
Hannah Oltman
Hannah OltmanAnalyst
Sumaila Palla
Sumaila PallaSenior Manager
Tyler Patterson
Tyler PattersonAssociate
Joshua Pearson
Joshua PearsonSenior Manager, People & Culture
Piero Pertile
Piero PertileDirector, Finance & Administration
Alexander Pingry
Alexander PingryManager

of the team believes in the power of small business

Matt Pitarresi
Matt PitarresiSenior Account Manager
Richard Portilla
Richard PortillaAccount Manager
Samiul Prantar
Samiul PrantarAssociate
Marc Punnette
Marc PunnetteManager
Matthew Revere
Matthew RevereDeputy Director
Rachel Ruskin
Rachel RuskinSenior Manager

Most niche dance class?


Joelle Scillia
Joelle ScilliaSenior Manager, Marketing
Kruti Sheth
Kruti ShethSenior Manager
Natalie Shults
Natalie ShultsSenior Account Manager
Dixon Sperry
Dixon SperrySenior Manager
Joan Spirytus
Joan SpirytusDirector
Carlos Sugrañes
Carlos SugrañesDirector
Alexandra Tesser
Alexandra TesserDirector
Jessica Uy
Jessica UyManager
Jocelyn Walters
Jocelyn WaltersHead of Partnerships
Fuaud Yasin
Fuaud YasinDirector, Marketing
Cristina Yoder
Cristina YoderDirector
Matthew Zayas
Matthew ZayasManager
Jason Zheng
Jason ZhengSenior Manager