Tom Smith is a managing director in charge of a corporate finance team in Northern California for Silicon Valley Bank. In this role, he is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of high technology clients.
Smith joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2001 as a senior relationship manager. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank in 2001, Smith served as a director of Knowledge-Based Business for CIBC in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he managed a diverse portfolio of high technology companies ranging from emerging entities to large publicly traded companies.
Prior to CIBC, Smith served as a founding member of the Royal Bank of Canada’s Knowledge-Based Industries Group, where he was responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of high technology clients. In addition, Mr. Smith also has extensive banking experience, having managed a number of different industry sectors during his career at the Royal Bank.
Before his long career in technology banking, Smith played a key role in the founding of a consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of human resource information software systems.