Silicon Valley Bank Hires Industry Veteran to Lead National Software Practice

Company news  |  November 3, 2011

PALO ALTO, CA –– November 3, 2011 —Silicon Valley Bank, financial partner to technology companies of all sizes worldwide, hired Robert Curley to lead the software practice for the bank's large corporate clients. As managing director and sector head for software in Silicon Valley Bank's Corporate Finance group, Curley will manage teams across the country dedicated to serving the corporate financial needs of software companies. Curley has been providing technology lending, investment banking, venture equity and debt financing to software companies for more than 25 years.

"Our innovative clients depend on us because we understand the technology industry in which they operate, in ways that other institutions cannot," said Mark MacLennan, Head of Corporate Finance for Silicon Valley Bank. "Bob's experience and track record working with some of the most successful software companies of the last two decades strengthens our team and most importantly improves the level of insight and advice we can bring to our clients."

Silicon Valley Bank's experienced technology bankers offer a comprehensive suite of financing solutions, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide. With practice areas dedicated to technology sectors including software, hardware, life sciences, cleantech and premium wine, Silicon Valley Bank's bankers have a depth of knowledge and understanding of their clients' industries that contribute to their growth, long-term success and international expansion.

Before joining Silicon Valley Bank in October, 2011, Curley was a senior vice president and managing director of MMV Financial in Palo Alto where he led its investment activities in Silicon Valley and the West. Previously, Curley spent nearly eight years as a General Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, a private, venture capital fund focused on providing debt and equity financing to companies in information technology, cleantech and healthcare sectors. Curley founded or ran technology divisions at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), Deutsche Bank (DMG) and Bank of America. Curley received his BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

About Silicon Valley Bank Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 26 U.S. offices and seven international operations. (Nasdaq: SIVB) 

Silicon 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. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.