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 our employees are also owners of the firm. 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) Robins
Katie (Johnson) RobinsPartner
Donald Jones
Donald JonesPartner
Kamran Qamar
Kamran QamarPartner, Chief Technology Officer

Senior Advisors

Tim Ferguson
Tim FergusonFounder

Favorite reading material?


rōz jewelry

Employee Small Business Spotlight

Sumaila Palla
Senior Manager, Delivery

Sumaila is a Senior Manager in Next Street’s Delivery practice, but she also runs rōz, a female-founded jewelry brand that aspires to be a part of your every day. The brand syncs the global north and south styles, bringing you affordable, quality crafted jewelry for daily wear.


Bora Aga
Bora AgaAccount Manager
Elsi Aga
Elsi AgaManager
Jose Aleman
Jose AlemanDeputy Director
Sierra Armstrong
Sierra ArmstrongAssociate, HR & Operations
languages spoken
Ryan Arnold
Ryan ArnoldDeputy Director
Lily Baez
Lily BaezManager
Katie Beach
Katie BeachSenior Manager, Marketing & Business Development
Maddie Bianchi
Maddie BianchiManager

What languages do we speak?

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

Holly Chen
Holly ChenSenior Employee Lifecycle Manager
Marian Cicolello
Marian CicolelloSenior Director
Steffany Cielo
Steffany CieloAccount Manager
Yoalis Cintron Sanchez
Yoalis Cintron SanchezAssociate, Curriculum Development
Annette Cruz-Gonzalez
Annette Cruz-GonzalezAccount Manager
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?



Michel Fabode
Michel FabodeHead of People & Culture
Sylvia Fisher
Sylvia FisherSenior Manager
Alex Flores
Alex FloresAssociate
Melanie Guzman
Melanie Guzman Account Manager
Stefan Hench
Stefan HenchManager, Special Projects & Operations
Oseloka Idigbe
Oseloka IdigbeSenior Director
Rian Irani
Rian IraniDirector
Emily Jin
Emily JinAccount Manager
Annika Jonas-Day
Annika Jonas-DayAssociate
Steven Kung
Steven KungManager
Beth Lampson
Beth LampsonDirector
Spencer Lau
Spencer LauDirector

Most trusted recommendations?

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

Favorite small

too many to

Samantha Merin
Samantha MerinSenior Manager
Amber Moreland
Amber MorelandAssociate, Proposal Development
Will Moss
Will MossSenior Manager
Leah O'Beirne
Leah O'BeirneAssociate
Lenny Orenshur
Lenny OrenshurAssociate
Sumaila Palla
Sumaila PallaSenior Manager
Tyler Patterson
Tyler PattersonAssociate
Piero Pertile
Piero PertileSenior Director, Head of Operations
Alexander Pingry
Alexander PingrySenior Manager

of the team believes in the power of small business

Samiul Prantar
Samiul PrantarManager
Marc Punnette
Marc PunnetteManager
Matthew Revere
Matthew RevereDeputy Director
Stephany Reyes-Seri
Stephany Reyes-SeriSenior Account Manager
Rachel Ruskin
Rachel RuskinDirector

Most niche dance class?


Joelle Scillia
Joelle ScilliaSenior Manager, Marketing
Kruti Sheth
Kruti ShethSenior Manager
Natalie Shults
Natalie ShultsManager
Joan Spirytus
Joan SpirytusDirector
Carlos Sugrañes
Carlos SugrañesDirector
Jessica Uy
Jessica UySenior Manager
Jocelyn Walters
Jocelyn WaltersHead of Partnerships
Keon Williams
Keon WilliamsAccount Manager
Fuaud Yasin
Fuaud YasinDirector, Marketing
Cristina Yoder
Cristina YoderDirector
Vivian Yu
Vivian YuAssociate
Matthew Zayas
Matthew ZayasManager