Managing Director - Origination
Silicon Valley Bank
Region: Southeastern U.S.
Dale Kirkland is Manging Director in Silicon Valley Bank’s (“SVB”) Atlanta office. He is responsible for business and partner development in the southeast, and focuses on technology lending to growth companies. Kirkland joined SVB in 2003 and, since that time, has provided strategic financing to over 200 companies, with credit commitments ranging from $1 million to $50 million.
Through his work at SVB and his industry operating experience, he has developed deep knowledge of the software, telecom, mobile, healthcare IT and internet industries. Kirkland has built and led teams of over 40 professionals at various organizations. He began his career with SunTrust, & has held sales leadership and financial management roles at several telecom companies including MCI, XO Communications and Broadwing Communications. He was also CFO of BroadBand Technologies. At SVB, Kirkland has built partnerships with such notable accounts as CipherTrust, JBoss, iContact, Brightree, Cross Match Technologies, eVestment Alliance, The Rainmaker Group, Pardot, Silverpop, & Star2Star.
Kirkland is on the board of directors of TechBridge, an Atlanta based nonprofit that provides technology support to other nonprofits. He is also on the board of directors of the Florida Venture Forum, an Advisory Board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum, & a Board of Advisors member of Venture Atlanta. In 2006, Kirkland was recognized as one of Georgia's most influential figures in banking and finance by the Atlanta Business Chronicle on their Who's Who list, and in 2011, he was awarded SVB President's Club distinction. Kirkland has spoken at a number tech industry events including Venture Atlanta, The Florida Venture Forum, the Technology Executive Roundtable, ACG, & at ATDC.
Kirkland earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University. He enjoys live music, and is a huge Braves & Falcons fan.