Kristen Hess is a Senior Vice President and Business Planning & Support V for the Commercial Banking Group. She is responsible for leading key operational processes, driving execution of the firm’s growth strategy, and serving as an ambassador for the Commercial Banking Group. Prior to her current role, Ms. Hess spent 10 years as a Client Development Officer, managing banking relationships for actively growing businesses and the people who run them. She has built deep connections with clients and a passion for creating efficient banking solutions that support their goals and maximize their impact.
Before joining SVB Private, Ms. Hess held several business development and client management positions in wealth management, charitable giving and mutual fund organizations. She is an avid follower of the fintech industry and a trend-watcher across the financial services sector.
Ms. Hess is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, where she received a B.A. in English literature. She lives in Brookline with her two teenage sons.
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