About the Author

Yvette S. Butler is the President of SVB Private Banking & Wealth Management and brings more than 30 years of experience working with the tech industry’s top innovators and investors seeking to build wealth through alternative and concentrated personal investments.

Before joining SVB, Yvette launched a media fintech startup called Impart Media and continues to serve as a strategic advisor. Yvette was also President of Capital One Investing, the first large bank to build its own robo-advisor digital platform. Prior roles include Managing Director for Wells Fargo Advisors, Head of Investor Marketing for E*TRADE, and various positions at Merrill Lynch, McKinsey & Company and Charles Schwab.

Yvette is board member of Voya Financial and the Treasurer for the Washington Area Women’s Foundation. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, which advances the role and contributions of current and next-generation black corporate leaders, philanthropists, and has served on the University of Virginia Ridley Scholarship board.

In addition to her passion for banking, she is a champion for women and leadership development. In 2017, Yvette was named to The Washingtonian’s prestigious list of the Most Powerful Women in Washington and Savoy’s 100 Most Influential Black Executives in 2020.

Yvette holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and management information systems from the University of Virginia.