Doug Hamilton is a managing director with SVB Capital. Hamilton oversees the company's relationships with many top-tier venture capital and private equity firms. In his role, Hamilton leverages the entire SVB platform and its member divisions. In addition, Hamilton is a managing director of the SVB Strategic Investors Fund, as well as an investment manager for Silicon Valley BancVentures.
Hamilton is well known by more than 400 general partners of venture capital firms and often speaks at venture capital firm events and moderates panels at venture capital industry conferences. Prior to this role, he served as senior lender for Silicon Valley Bank’s Palo Alto office, focusing on lending to venture capital backed startup companies. Before joining SVB, Hamilton was a commercial lender with Union Bank, where he was responsible for growing and maintaining the largest portfolio in their Mid-Peninsula Regional office.
Hamilton earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arizona and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif.