Silicon Valley Bank
Region: Northern California, Pacific Northwest
Mark Freund is a Managing Director with Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division in St. Helena, CA, where he focuses exclusively on handling SVB’s winery and vineyard client relationships in the Napa Valley and the Pacific Northwest.
Mark's banking career spans over 25 years. Prior to joining SVB's wine team in 2004, Mark had an 16-year banking career at Comerica Bank in Michigan and California, specializing in the areas of: international banking, equipment finance, middle-market lending and M&A. He is a frequent speaker and media contributor on topics relating to the wine business. In 2011, Mark received the lifetime Distinguished Service Provider award from the Oregon Wine Board.
Mark is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and has served as an officer and Board member for various animal welfare organizations for over 10 years. In addition to his passions for food, wine and music, Mark spends much of his free time road biking around the Napa vallley and greater bay area, partly in an attempt to burn calories accumulated from his other hobbies.