In 2005, a small group of business people had a vision for a new bank focused on building solid customer relationships through unparalleled personal service, backed by the latest banking innovations and technology. After raising nearly $18 million in capital, from 120 local shareholders, NorthStar Bank opened its doors for business in Tampa Bay on August 6, 2007.

Since then, we’ve offered a true alternative to mega-regional banks for everyone from complex commercial/corporate clients to individuals who are looking for a strong, stable community bank. NorthStar Bank is the Community Bank for Tampa Bay.

In 2013, we expanded to Belleair Bluffs, our second office and our first in Pinellas County. This allows us to offer even more convenience for many of our commercial, industrial and personal clients.

With the high demand for an office in South Tampa, we partnered with BDG Architects and Creative Contractors to design and construct a state-of-the-art building.  We broke ground on April 7, 2015 and opened the doors for business on August 29, 2015.

In October 2016, David Stone retired and Scott Jacobsen was promoted from Chief Operating Officer to President and CEO.  Rob Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Scott and Rob will lead NorthStar on its next phase of growth.

NorthStar Bank’s strong financial condition has been recognized with a “Five Star” Bauer Rating, the highest attainable by BauerFinancial, a leading independent bank rating and research firm.


We provide the highest level of personal and commercial banking services by doing the unexpected to deliver unparalleled service quality, product value and recognition as the employer of choice in our marketplace.  Our Bank’s success depends on our commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities that we serve.

Bank Up Values

NorthStar Bank owes its success to the contributions and commitment of its entire team. Collective feedback from our employees led to the adoption of this list of our Bank Up values:

Bank Up: Bold, Accessible, Nimble, Knowledgeable, Unparalleled, and Professional.