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Meet the team


Get to know our local business experts

Our team has the Northern know-how and years of experience to help you build your business from the ground up.

Thunder Bay, Wawa, and surrounding area

Business Relationship Manager

Brian Brescia

807-475-5817 Ext: 2615

  • Moody’s Analytics Small business Banking Course
  • Investments Funds in Canada Course
  • Professional Financial Planning Course
  • Canadian Options Course
  • Canadian Securities Course
  • Lakehead University Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics
  • 10 years business banking experience.
    Jointed Northern in 2021

My passion is to help your business grow, save money and time. I accomplish this by getting to know the business then tailoring a solutions that fits your needs.

Community Involvement:

Lakehead Rotary Club.

Club President from 2018-2019

Board of Directors Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay Branch from 2000-2009. Chair of the Board from 2006-2009.

Personal interests:

Downhill skiing, golfing, and cycling.

Business Relationship Analyst

Amanda Holmberg

Here to support in Brian's Region.

Phone: 705-949-6444 Ext: 2017

Algoma, Rainbow District, and surrounding area

Business Relationship Manager

Jesse Teresinski

Phone: 705-949-2644 Ext: 2053
Cell: 705-255-2461

I went to school for business administration specializing in accounting. I have gained a solid track record in my career thus far in preparing businesses for success through careful planning and really getting to know the owners, their market, and their goals.

I began my career in finance in 2012 and have been doing business/commercial banking for the past 3 years. Although I am new to Northern Credit Union starting in May 2021, I come with a diverse background and an established understanding of Northern Ontario’s business landscape and how to maneuver within it.

I understand through my experience as a business banker that each business and its needs are unique. I work first at getting to know the owners so we can build plans together to meet their individual business/financial/personal needs. I build with you every step of the way and stay invested in your success. I am passionate about finding the right solutions to grow and establish sustainable success, and I never stop until the job is complete.

Born and raised in Sault Ste Marie, I have grown in the northern community and understand the unique needs and opportunities associated with it. Over my career I have enjoyed working with the Chamber of Commerce to develop groups for young entrepreneurs (Strive) and continued being a community ambassador which allowed me to be involved in mental health initiatives, expanding community utilities, speaking at events etc. I am looking forward to continuing that work with NCU and building within the community together.

Most of my down time is spent with my wife and 4 children. We have a busy schedule but enjoy the summers together spending as much time at camp as possible. Outside of that I'm always up for some softball or golf when I can find the time.

Business Relationship Analyst

Amanda Holmberg

Here to support in Jesse's Region.

Phone: 705-949-6444 Ext: 2017

All of Ontario

Small Business Account Manager

Sam Calvert

Phone: 519-363-6188 Ext: 5203

  • GCSE with NVQ in business (General Certificate Of Secondary Education and a National Vocational Qualification)
  • I have been in the banking industry since 2014, joined NCU October 2016
  • I manage all business lending under $75,000 helping them grow their business. I enjoy getting to know my members on a personal level and helping them achieve their goals.
  • Myself and my family are actively involved with the Golden Tiger Gym in Hanover. In 2019 my husband went to Turkey and represented Canada in the world kickboxing championships. My oldest son and husband are also national kickboxing champions.
  • I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and traveling

Ottawa Valley

Business Relationship Manager

Michael Cavanagh

Phone: 613-623-3103 Ext: 2810
Cell: 613-402-6985

I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and have always had a passion for business. My work over the past 20 years has included positions in the Agricultural, Telecom and Financial Service industries.

Since joining Northern in 2012, I’ve built strong relationships with businesses in the Ottawa Valley Region in my role as Business Relationship Manager and continue to support business owners to help them grow and succeed. I currently sit on the board of directors for the Carp Fair and my interests include helping out on my family farm, coaching my kid’s sports teams and playing hockey.


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