Barry O’Brien is a Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank’s Corporate Relationship Management Group. O’Brien is globally responsible for SVB’s relationships with the Venture Capital units of Fortune 500 Companies.
Preceding his career at SVB, O’Brien was a Diplomatic Officer in the Irish Foreign Service. There, he served as Vice Consul of Ireland to the United States having previously had postings in Dublin and Belfast. Before joining the Foreign Service, O’Brien worked as a strategy consultant at both BearingPoint in Dublin and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, O’Brien attended University College Dublin and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business studies. He also holds an executive master's in management and strategy from the University of Notre Dame. O’Brien is a keen sportsman with a love of rugby, golf, skiing and racing…on four wheels or four legs!