Oscar Jazdowski is vice president and head of corporate banking for SPD Silicon Valley Bank, a joint venture bank in China owned by Silicon Valley Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Jazdowski has over 25 years experience of financing technology companies at all stages of development, from young venture-backed startups to large multinational companies across a broad base of technology and life science sectors. He was previously head of origination for Silicon Valley Bank’s UK branch.
Having started his career with Bank of Boston in the UK, Oscar transferred to head office in 1983 to join the High Technology Lending Group. Over the next 13 years he held various positions, including running Bank of Boston’s Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto, California, where he oversaw the development of numerous relationships with prominent Silicon Valley technology companies.
In 1996, Oscar started the East Coast Technology Group of Imperial Bank (now Comerica), providing debt financing and other financial services to young, emerging, venture-backed companies. He then went on to open, and spend two years running, the East Coast office for Sand Hill Capital in Boston, prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank in 2002.