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Your strategic financial partner should have the resources, lending solutions, experience and connections that will improve your probability of success. For over 35 years, that's exactly what SVB has brought to the table.

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Toronto

Ontario, Canada

 

161 Bay Street Suite 4410 Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1 416.417.7888 (General line) Silicon Valley Bank, an authorized foreign bank branch under the Bank Act (Canada).

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Paul Parisi
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Head of Canada
Paul provides leadership and strategic oversight for SVB’s activities across Canada, including business development, operations and corporate governance.
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Shez Samji
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Managing Director and Head of Business Development
Shez leads business development for SVB Canada, supporting clients by leveraging the bank’s differentiated value proposition and global innovation network.
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Anne Woods
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Managing Director, Life Science & Healthcare
Anne leads SVB’s relationship with companies in Canada’s life science market and thrives on supporting these companies as they influence the next breakthrough.
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Gabi Mandowsky
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Managing Director
Gabi is responsible for SVB Canada’s fund lending practice, providing bespoke debt solutions for private equity, real estate, infrastructure and venture funds.
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Daryl Johnston
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Managing Director, Technology Banking
Daryl leads SVB’s Canadian Technology Banking Team, including responsibility for our commercial bank client relationships from coast-to-coast.
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Graeme Millen
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Director, Technology Banking
Graeme leads technology banking efforts for SVB Canada, developing new business relationships, as well as strategy and oversight of the current portfolio.
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Caterina Papadakos
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Director, Technology Banking
Caterina leads our Western Canada Tech Banking practice. She supports companies with strategic capital and connections, helping them scale and compete globally.
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Shelley Li
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Vice President, Technology Banking
Shelley services SVB’s technology banking clients, making sure that they receive forward-focused relationship management expertise at all touchpoints.
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Laith Shukri
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Senior Market Development Manager
Laith is responsible for building and strengthening relationships between SVB and early-stage companies in Canada, helping founders as they scale and grow.
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Marshall Hawks
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Head of Credit Solutions
As Head of Credit Solutions, Marshall leads the team responsible for originating, structuring and managing all lending relationships with technology companies.

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