Chris Stedman is head of SVB Capital’s venture capital and private equity relationship management team. In this role he manages the company’s network of relationships with venture capital and private equity firms and their partners.
Stedman has held several leadership roles within SVB Financial Group during his 14 year tenure. Previously, as head of relationship management for Silicon Valley Bank’s western division, Stedman was responsible for the sales teams in the technology and life science segments across California. He also served as a senior credit officer, responsible for risk management across multiple business segments.
Before joining SVB, Stedman worked in CIBC’s Corporate Finance group, specializing in the issuance of high yield debt, syndicated bank debt, leveraged transactions and corporate advisory arrangement.
Stedman is on the advisory board for the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a non-profit, which guides companies’ corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts. He also sits on the boards of NextDoor Solutions, the largest nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence in Santa Clara County, and the Churchill Club, an igniter of conversations to spur innovation and economic growth.
Stedman holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of California, Santa Barbara and has received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. His true passion in life is spending quality time with his wife Kristen and three children.