Managing Director - Business Development
Silicon Valley Bank
Region: Central, Texas
Specializing in: Life Sciences, Dallas, Technology, Venture Backed, Growth Focused, Austin, Houston, Texas
Travis Wood is the Director of Business Development for the Texas region and is located in SVB Silicon Valley Bank’s Dallas office. He is responsible for business development across Texas and provides new clients with various financial services offered by SVB Silicon Valley Bank.
Wood has an extensive background within the financial industry. Throughout his career he has worked with a number of technology and life sciences companies of all sizes, from the early stage development to publicly traded companies, in the software, semiconductor, communications industries, medical device and therapeutics sectors.
Wood began his career with SVB in 2000 as a relationship manager. He’s held increasingly senior roles in its Austin, Dallas and Arizona offices. As the deal team leader of the Arizona office Wood was responsible for business development and portfolio management across Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Prior to joining SVB, Wood worked in sales and marketing for an electronic gate manufacturer and was responsible for its territories in Nevada and Southern California.
Wood holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the inventor and holder of a U.S. patent for a short-run aircraft launching and landing system related to the aviation and defense industry.