Accelerator is the early stage technology group for Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) where we focus on banking, debt financing, and making impactful connections for both entrepreneurs and their startups. In my role, I'm fortunate to work with many of the most disruptive consumer Internet, digital media and enterprise software startups throughout Silicon Valley. I also more recently worked with FinTech & payments startups, and advised 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 their A/R for working capital.