Dennis Grunt is the Midwest Technology Team Leader at Silicon Valley Bank where he has worked since mid-2011. In his current role, Dennis oversees SVB’s efforts in partnering with both early and growth stage technology companies. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, he served as Vice President, Middle Market Commercial Banking at MB Financial Bank where he sourced and managed a portfolio of public and privately held middle-market companies. Additionally, Dennis spent his last six months at MB spearheading the formation of its Capital Markets Group.
Dennis began his career at LaSalle Bank; a $120 billion bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to the bank's sale to Bank of America in late 2007, Dennis served in many capacities with the bank ending his time as Vice President of Metropolitan Banking.
Dennis earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He later earned his M.B.A. with majors in Finance and Management and Organizations from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (KSOM).