Ariana Ognibene


Ariana Ognibene is a vice president within the corporate relationship management group at SVB, based in San Diego. In this role she focuses on fostering relationships with corporate development, investment and innovation teams at the largest and most influential corporations in the Life Sciences and Healthcare ecosystem and helping these corporations and SVB clients maximize their success and achieve their unique goals.

Ariana originally joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2015. Her SVB career began in her hometown of Boston, where she focused on supporting venture-backed biotechnology and diagnostics companies in the Northeast. In 2018, she migrated to San Diego, where she supported and advised venture-backed medical device and health-tech companies in the Southwest US. Ariana most recently transitioned to lead the life science and healthcare efforts for the corporate venture team in October of 2021.

Ariana is a member of Biocom’s Medical Device Committee and previously worked with Springboard Enterprises, an organization that supports promising high-growth, woman-led companies. Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her studies also included a semester at University College Dublin.

Ariana comes from a family of three sisters (she’s the eldest) and two dogs, all of whom still live in the Boston area. An avid dancer for 15 years, she enjoys various genres of the art form. Her free time finds her running, hiking and reading, as well as satisfying her deep love for Italian food.
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Vice President, Corporate Ventures, Life Science and Healthcare

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