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Beacon Business Bankers

Headshot of J.C. AvakianJ.C. Avakian

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Commercial Lending

Direct:  (415) 297-0489

J.C. Avakian has joined Beacon Business Bank as Senior Vice President, Business Development & Commercial Lending. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous role as a Commercial Relationship Manager at Fremont Bank and Executive Director Client Manager at JP Morgan's Chase Commercial Term Lending. Before joining Chase, he was a Senior Commercial Loan Officer with Wells Fargo.

Avakian is skilled at developing creative, customized solutions for commercial real estate investors and business owners. He has a B.A. in Economics from Boston University. J.C. lives in San Francisco with his wife and two kid. He is passionate about youth sports, and for the last 15 years, he has coached middle school basketball and officiated high school football games throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Headshot of Nancy Bush, SVP Business Development and Relationship ManagerNancy Bush

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Relationship Manager

NMLS #1174440

Direct:  (650) 689-2307 

Mobile: (650) 400-1954 

Nancy is a resident of San Mateo with over 20 years of commercial banking, business development and portfolio relationship management experience. In her new position, Bush will focus on expanding the Bank’s personalized, relationship-based financial services.
Nancy said, “I am excited about returning to my roots in community banking. I take pride in developing long-term relationships, being available to my clients and working with them to tailor solutions that meet their particular financial needs.”

Nancy grew up in Madison Wisconsin where she attended the University of Wisconsin. She holds a degree in graphic design and has extensive marketing and website design experience.

She is actively involved in the community serving on non-profit boards, including HIP Housing (Human Investment Project), Burlingame Rotary, and the Leadership Program. Nancy is also a graduate of the Leadership program. She is past president of the Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA) and continues to serve on the Peninsula Health Care District’s Community Health Investment Committee. She also spent more than 20 years in the San Francisco Junior League where she served as State Public Affairs Committee Chair. 

Headshot of Stacy Diep, VP Relationship ManagerStacy Diep

Vice President, Relationship Manager

NMLS #1172178

Direct: (415) 602-8810

Stacy Diep joined Beacon Business Bank in March 2020 as Vice President, Relationship Manager. She brings 24 years of banking experience working with large national banks, as well as medium sized and  small community banks.  Her background includes operational, managerial, and lending, which makes her a well-rounded Relationship Manager.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from San Francisco State University.

Stacy has volunteered with the National Kidney Foundation, Aids Walk, Special Olympic, the Pulmonary Society and the American Cancer Society. She is a resident of San Mateo County and will be working out of the San Mateo Branch.

Headshot of Amir Zahedani, San Mateo Branch Manager

Amir Zahedani

Vice President, Head of Retail Banking & Client Relations Manager

NMLS #742744

Direct: (650) 689-2304 

Zahedani, who graduated from Hillsdale High School and attended San Jose State, has extensive senior level banking expertise on the Peninsula. He is also an active member of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce. He will manage San Mateo retail branch as well as work with local companies to obtain the financial and banking products that will help them grow their businesses.

“Having grown up and gone to school in San Mateo and Foster City,” he said, “I am proud to work for a business bank whose core philosophy is to deliver services with a personal touch. This is my home and I want to work to help its local business community prosper.”