Silicon Valley Bank
Region: Northern California, Central Coast CA, Southern California
Kurt Miklinski is a Managing Director and leads Silicon Valley Bank’s private equity services practice in the southern California region. In this role, he manages SVB’s relationships with private equity and venture capital firms, providing banking services and debt financing for these firms.
Prior to this role, Kurt led business development for SVB’s Irvine and Los Angeles offices. Focusing primarily on private equity and venture-backed companies, he built deep relationships in the ecosystem for highly innovative companies. Before joining SVB in 2002, Kurt gained valuable experience with PNC Bank’s “VentureBank” and First Union’s investment banking analyst program.
Kurt is proud of his mid-western roots, attending the Pennsylvania State University and knowing the satisfaction of a hard days work. He is also Founder of The Advancement Academy, a non-profit organization providing experience rich learning opportunities for high school students in the areas of entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Unique traveling experiences are also an important part of Kurt’s life, having immersed himself with a remote tribe in Fiji, having volunteered in the favelas of both Brazil and Mexico and having spent significant time at sea during multi-week sailing trips. However, being a family man, he enjoys quality time with his wife and daughter more than anything else.