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Direct federal will be closed on thursday, november 26, 2020 for the thanksgiving holiday. we will reopen friday, november 27, 2020 at 8:00 am.

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Business Banking Team

From business banking products to commercial loans, we now offer everything your business needs—all with the usual market-leading rates you expect to see from Direct Federal. Whether you’re starting up or expanding out, reach out to our team and see how our great rates can be put to work at work!

Note: Please do not send personal information, such as member number or social security number, through email.




Business Banking

>Jessica Glezellis

Jessica Glezellis
Business Development Manager

781.433.2977 | JGlezellis@direct.com

Jessica joined Direct Federal in 2016. Jessica’s expertise spans over 10 years delivering customized solutions to members. Jessica is part of the Women in Networking Committee for the Newton-Needham Chamber. Jessica began a Financial Health program for the credit union called Direct@Work. Through this free program, Jessica partners with organizations in the areas we serve to provide a benefit to the employees by educating individuals in reviewing their credit report, budget, product knowledge, etc. The objective is to ensure individuals are successfully content with where they are financially by providing action plans to meet their goals. Jessica enjoys traveling, dining out at her favorite local restaurants, watching her favorite sports team, The New England Patriots, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.

“Direct Federal’s unique business model and product offerings differentiates us from any financial institution. Not only will we be able to continue to offer our competitive rates and personalized services to our members, but we can now expand it to our local businesses. I am excited to continue to work with area businesses to learn about their objectives and be their ambassador within the community.”  

>Doreen Gorman

Doreen Gorman
Business Development Specialist

781.433.2992 | DGorman@Direct.com

Doreen has been in the banking industry for close to 15 years and has worked with hundreds of area businesses during this time on a wide variety of banking needs. Doreen came to Direct in 2018 and has been an integral part of developing the Business Banking products at Direct. Outside of Direct, Doreen’s interests include reading, traveling, movies and gathering with family and friends to exchange, stories, food, laughter and wine.

“What attracted me to Direct Federal was their commitment to improving and enriching the lives of their members and now the local business community. I am excited at the opportunity to support the needs of business owners and look forward to finding solutions for their each businesses unique needs."

>Chris Teachout

Chris Teachout
Vice President, Business Banking

617-640-9996 | CTeachout@Direct.com

Chris is well-known in the in the local community and is the fourth generation of his family to be raised in Needham. He brings over a decade experience to Direct Federal in Commercial Lending and Business Banking in the Needham area. He was the treasurer of the former Needham Business Association, is Chairman for the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce, and is a founding member of the Spark Referral Group which connects businesses in the Newton Needham area. He is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, and has run the Boston Marathon for many years to raise money for Hale Reservation in Westwood. He resides in Medfield with his wife and two children.

“Direct Federal is a progressive, ambitious organization and I am excited to lead the credit union’s charge to serve its local business neighbors with the same high level of satisfaction it has its retail members for many years. I have spent years creating relationships in the local community and I look forward to being a continued trusted resource for the business community. I am thrilled to introduce area businesses to Direct Federal and bring forth unique and personalized business banking solutions.”