Former Citigroup Deputy GC Michael Zuckert to Lead SVB’s Legal
CLARA, Calif. –– June 4, 2014 —Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the global
innovation economy, hired Michael
Zuckert as the company’s new General Counsel. Zuckert, who has broad
experience in the financial services industry and a deep knowledge of the regulatory
landscape, will be instrumental to the company’s continued growth.
As General Counsel, Zuckert is responsible for leading the legal
department and providing strategic guidance to the company’s management team
and board of directors, while helping the company navigate the complex
“Michael is joining our
team at a time when the innovation sector we serve is flush with growth and opportunity,”
Becker, President and CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. “Michael's strong
legal background in financial services, including his international experience,
is particularly significant as we continue our strong growth path.”
Zuckert was previously Deputy General Counsel at Citigroup, where
he served as general counsel for Citi Holdings as well as general counsel for
Finance and Capital Markets. Before joining Citigroup, Zuckert worked at Morgan
Stanley in both legal and business roles. He was also General Counsel of
TheStreet from 1999-2000, when the company went public.
A graduate of Brown University and the New York University School
of Law, Zuckert started his career as a corporate associate at Willkie Farr
& Gallagher LLP in New York. He has served on the resiliency committee of the
New York region of the American Red Cross and was a board member of The Picture
House in Pelham, New York.
About Silicon Valley Bank
the world's most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, SVB offers
diverse financial services, knowledge, global networks, and world class service
to increase our clients' probability of success. With more than $29 billion in
assets and more than 1,700 employees, we provide commercial, international and
private banking through our locations around the world. Forbes Magazine
ranks us among America's Best Banks and Fortune named SVB one of the
best places to work. (Nasdaq: SIVB) www.svb.com.
Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking
operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon
Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System.