Managing Director, Asia Link
Specializing in: China, Asia, Global Treasury, Global Expansion
John Kinzer is a Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank’s Asia Link team, based in San Francisco. In his role, Kinzer and his team provide strategic guidance and operational support that maximizes cross-border business for technology and life sciences companies and investors in China, greater Asia, and North America. He has more than 16 years of experience creating positive business outcomes for innovation companies of all sizes worldwide.
Previously, Kinzer led the Chicago Corporate Finance team and was responsible for providing strategic planning and advisory for large corporate technology companies in the greater Midwest, Texas, and Rocky Mountain regions. Additionally, since joining SVB in 2004, Kinzer led the Denver Specialty Finance group and has held senior positions in the Early Stage Banking group.
Prior to SVB, Kinzer worked within the technology banking and corporate energy and structured finance groups at ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank. He serves on the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), Silicon Valley’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the Asia American technology community.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, sociology, and anthropology from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.