Christie Branson Ma is senior counsel with SVB Financial Group. Christie’s responsibilities include negotiating terms of investments in domestic and international start-up companies and venture capital funds, venture capital fund structuring and formation and assisting with limited partner and portfolio company relations. She also advises on SVB’s domestic and international corporate governance matters, SEC/public company reporting, the SVB warrant portfolio and international operational and investment activities in China and India. Christie has over 14 years of legal and investing experience within the Silicon Valley venture capital community.
Prior to joining SVB in 2008, Christie was a corporate attorney with the law firm of DLA Piper US LLP. She represented large and small public companies, emerging and growth stage companies and venture capitalists with a variety of corporate matters, including; public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and public company reporting.
Prior to going to law school, Ms. Ma was an admissions counselor for UC Santa Barbara.
Christie is admitted to the California state bar, earned a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from University of California at Santa Barbara.