Director, SVB Accelerator
Silicon Valley Bank
Region: Northern California
SVB Accelerator is the early stage technology group for Silicon Valley Bank where we focus on banking, venture debt, and making meaningful connections for both entrepreneurs and startups. In my role, I lead teams focused on consumer Internet, digital media, FinTech, payments and software startups throughout Silicon Valley. I also spend time advising on SVB's payments strategy and solutions.
Previously, I was a part of SVB's Private Equity Services group for over five years where I was the banker for a number of venture capital and private equity firms, including: A16Z, Marlin Equity Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Vector Capital. In that role, I also led the group’s expansion into and efforts in Southern California. In 2003, I started at SVB in our asset-based lending group where I helped early and growth stage technology companies leverage A/R to improve cash flows.
I earned a B.Sc. in Finance and Economics from Santa Clara University in 2003. Go Broncos!!