SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 19, 2007 - SVB Financial Group named Chris Edmonds-Waters head of human resources and a member of the company's executive management team. Edmonds-Waters is responsible for leading the human resources team and developing programs to support SVB Financial Group's ability to effectively provide diversified financial services on a global scale.
"With Chris in this leadership role, our employees have a true
advocate - an individual committed to ensuring that our people
have the opportunities to realize their potential," said Kenneth
Wilcox, president and CEO of SVB Financial Group. "Chris is
passionate about SVB, our team, and our future. I look forward to
his continued leadership and contributions."
Edmonds-Waters joined SVB Financial Group in 2003 as the director
of organization effectiveness. In that role he led a group of
human resources business partners as well as a team of learning
and development professionals. He was responsible for driving
company performance through effective people strategies. Prior to
joining SVB, Edmonds-Waters held numerous human resources
positions at Charles Schwab & Co. and Macy's California.
Edmonds-Waters has a bachelor's degree from Arizona State
University and a master's degree in human resources and
organization development from the University of San Francisco.
About SVB Financial Group
For 25 years, SVB Financial Group, the parent company of SVB
Silicon Valley Bank, has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs
succeed. SVB Financial Group is a financial holding company that
serves emerging growth and mature companies in the technology,
life science, private equity and premium wine industries.
Offering diversified financial services through SVB Silicon
Valley Bank, SVB Analytics, SVB Capital, SVB Global and SVB
Private Client Services, SVB Financial Group provides clients
with commercial, investment, international and private banking
services. The company also offers funds management, broker-dealer
transactions, asset management and a full range of services for
private equity companies, as well as the added value of its
knowledge and networks worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Clara,
Calif., SVB Financial Group operates through 27 offices in the
U.S. and three internationally. More information on the company
can be found at www.svb.com.
SVB Silicon Valley Bank refers to Silicon
Valley Bank, 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. SVB Private Client Services is a division of
Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the