We remain committed to our clients and the Canadian Innovation Economy

A Sale & Solicitation Process for the Canadian Branch of SVB was kicked off on May 1st. If you are interested in finding out more – please reach out to ca_svbssp@pwc.com.

Meet the Canada Team


With nearly 40 years of experience as fierce advocates for the innovation economy, we continue to champion our clients’ needs to increase their probability of long-term success.

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Paul Parisi
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
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
Managing Director, Life Science and 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
Managing Director - Global Fund Banking
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
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
Managing Director, Climate Tech & Sustainability
Graeme leads Climate Tech & Sustainability sector specialization for SVB Canada, developing new relationships and managing the current client portfolio.
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Caterina Papadakos
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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Karl Théard
Director, Technology Banking, Quebec
As the technology banking lead in the Quebec market, Karl’s passion for tech innovation allows him to deliver client value that extends well beyond financial solutions.
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Marshall Hawks
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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Rebecca Ross
Director, Credit Solutions
Rebecca Ross is a director of credit solutions for Silicon Valley Bank in the Canadian office, located in Toronto, where she focuses specifically on the Life Science and Healthcare practice.
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Tom Lowden
Vice President
Tom Lowden maintains a strong pulse on the tech ecosystem in Canada and helps founders make meaningful connections with the SVB professionals.

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