Erin Platts is the Managing Director of Commercial Banking for Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. She oversees a number of teams including those covering Client Acquisition, Entrepreneurial Banking, Accelerator & Growth Banking, Debt portfolios, Healthcare & Life Sciences and Working Capital Finance.
Erin and the broader team are dedicated to providing financial services, specifically debt financing, to early, growth, and late stage technology businesses, with a particular focus on venture backed businesses. Erin is responsible for developing new relationships and overseeing the continued growth of the portfolio, as well as taking an active role in the development of the external eco-system.
Erin has been with Silicon Valley Bank for over 10 years, beginning her career in SVB’s Boston office. She moved to London in 2007 and has worked with a wide variety of technology and life science businesses, providing flexible and innovative financing solutions at all stages of growth. In her previous role as a Director, she was responsible for the team managing the financial analysis, structuring and management of debt relationships with technology businesses throughout the UK.
Erin was recently selected by Management Today to appear on the top 35 Women Under 35 list.
Erin earned a BA in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.