Chief of Staff
Silicon Valley Bank
Rob Freelen is Chief of Staff for Silicon Valley Bank where he leads the administrative team for the Relationship Banking group at SVB. Focused on providing financial services to technology companies, the Relationship Banking group is spread across more than 25 offices in the domestic United States. In his role as Chief of Staff, Rob helps leaders develop and execute programs that build and enhance SVB’s relationships with technology entrepreneurs.
Previously, Rob was a part of the leadership team in SVB’s Life Sciences Practice where he led business development in the Western United States. Since joining SVB in 2005, Rob has worked with hundreds of companies on numerous financings, having led debt transactions for more than 50 public and private companies.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank Rob held business development roles with asset management firm Fisher Investments and internet marketing start-up, Impower Inc. Rob earned a B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.
Rob spends his free time volunteering with the Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation and Ravenswood Family Health Clinic when he’s not chasing his two young daughters throughout the Silicon Valley.