SVB Financial Group Appoints Chris Edmonds-Waters Head of Human Resources

Company news  |  December 19, 2007

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

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 Federal Reserve.