Region: Northern California
Ken Loveless is a managing director with SVB Capital, focused on strategic relationships with venture capital firms, as well as a managing director with SVB's mezzanine finance group.
In his role with SVB Capital, Loveless oversees strategic relationships with venture capital firms by leveraging the diverse financial services of the SVB Financial Group (SVB) platform. He is primarily focused on managing relationships with a key subset of venture capital firms that have historically and consistently achieved top decile returns. Loveless builds strategic roadmaps with firms in his coverage universe to ensure that SVB is providing the best possible insights, guidance, products and services to the partnership and their portfolio companies. To this end, Loveless sources fund allocations in these funds and identifies co-investment and banking opportunities with their portfolio companies. As a managing director with SVB’s mezzanine finance group, Loveless works to provide growth financing solutions to leading technology and life science companies.
Loveless has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including twelve years with SVB. Over the course of his banking career, he has underwritten more than $1.5 billion in debt commitments, which includes over 250 transactions with technology companies. Prior to his current role at SVB Capital, Loveless served as a senior relationship manager for Silicon Valley Bank’s software and services practice and managed a team responsible for more than 300 clients in Northern California. His clients included Facebook, LinkedIn, VMWare, Android, Mozilla, DemandTec and PGP. Loveless also initiated and led Silicon Valley Bank’s syndication group and was responsible for building relationships with syndicating partners to help manage commercial loan exposure.
Before joining SVB, Loveless held several positions at Bank of Hawaii, Long Term Credit Bank and Comerica before joining Silicon Valley Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Illinois University.