Carol Rudgers is a director with the venture capital services group at Silicon Valley Bank’s Sand Hill Office. In this role, Carol helps manage SVB’s relationships with venture capital and private equity firms, contributing her expertise to provide clients with banking solutions and services tailored for their specific business models.
Carol joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1988 to establish an office located at 3000 Sand Hill Road to service the Venture Capital community. The office opened in 1989 and has since grown from a client base of zero to 200 venture capital and private equity clients, and deposits from $0 to over $3.5 billion. Carol has been a major contributor to the growth of the Sand Hill Office.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Carol worked as a personal relationship banker with Wells Fargo Bank for 20 years. In the late 70’s she was introduced to the venture capital community and was the first relationship banker at Wells Fargo to be assigned to work exclusively with venture capitalists and their firms.
Over the last 20 years Carol has actively participated in venture capital industry networking events and seminars. She is considered by her peers in the industry as a thought leader and strategic business partner.