Director, Colorado Venture Banking
Silicon Valley Bank
Charlie Kelly leads the venture banking group in Broomfield, CO. This team services early stage companies in the technology and life science sectors throughout Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. Charlie has been with SVB since 2007 and previously led SVB's Private Equity Banking Group in the Central United States.
Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and where he served as co-captain of the Blue Devil Varsity Cross Country Team. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and entered the submarine training pipeline. Following the nuclear and submarine training schools, Kelly spent three years as an officer aboard the USS Tucson stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI. Aboard the fast attack submarine, he served both as a nuclear engineering officer as well as an Officer of the Deck. Charlie left the US Navy ranked as a lieutenant.
In 2005, Kelly entered the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business MBA program. With a focus on finance and entrepreneurship, he participated on the school’s Venture Capital Investment Competition team, which placed 4th in the country in 2007. Speaking engagements include the moderation of the Illinois Venture Capital Association 2009 CFO Summit summary panel.