Senior Vice President
Region: Europe, China, Israel
Terrance Philips is a senior vice president at SVB Global, based in Palo Alto, Calif. In this role he manages the relationships of more than 130 international venture capital firms throughout Asia, Europe, Israel, and South America, providing banking services and debt financing for these firms based on a deep understanding of their needs. Philips also banks many of the venture capital firms’ portfolio companies. He assists his clients by leveraging his network in the global private equity ecosystem to facilitate cross boarder development of business and technology as part of SVB's Global Gateway.
In addition, he manages business development efforts for SVB Business Partners Shanghai and SVB India Advisors. Terrance is currently an advisor to the board of directors of the China Venture Capital Finance Organization.
Philips joined SVB in 2002 and has held several, increasingly senior positions, including cash management advisor, global treasury advisor and relationship manager. Prior to joining the company, Terrance spent six years in the Marine Corps working at the U.S. Embassies in France and Venezuela.
Philips holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University, and a MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. Prior to Business School, Terrance was also a mentor for BUILD, a nonprofit organization committed to motivating under-resourced high school students to succeed in school and go to higher education by helping them start and run their own businesses.