Katie Taormino is a Partner with SVB Capital’s Venture Capital Relationship Management team. In this role, she oversees strategic relationships with venture capital and law firms by leveraging the diverse financial services of the SVB Financial Group platform.
In her efforts with the venture capital community, Taormino is focused on building and managing unique and strategic relationships with each firm and its individual partners to ensure that SVB is providing the best possible insights, guidance, products and services to the firm and its portfolio companies. She delivers market intelligence and provides differentiated interactions that allow them to leverage SVB’s position in the marketplace. In this role, she sources and advises on limited partnership and co-investment opportunities, as well as partner and portfolio company banking opportunities. Similarly, Taormino is focused on managing relationships with a key subset of attorneys that represent the most prominent venture investors and technology companies in Silicon Valley. Her objective in this role is to build roadmaps with each attorney in order to ensure that SVB is providing unique, competitive and efficient solutions to their clients. She delivers market insights and access to the SVB network that allows partners to build their client base.
Taormino has over ten years of relationship management experience in the financial services industry creating, marketing and negotiating innovative lending and banking products. Prior to joining SVB in 2008, Taormino was Vice President at Comerica Bank, where she managed a portfolio of late stage company relationships.
She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Santa Clara University. She is also a Trustee of Palo Alto University and sits on the advisory board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.