Blake English is a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank and a member of its New York-based Global Fund Services team. As a leader on Global Fund team Blake services the financial needs of the Bank’s Private Equity and Venture Capital client base. Blake joined SVB at its Palo Alto, CA office in 2007. There he was a lead participant in the formation and national roll-out of SVB’s Early Stage financial services platform for Technology, Life Science and Clean Technology companies. In 2010, Blake moved to Austin, TX to oversee the rapid expansion of SVB's Central Texas and Gulf Coast Technology, Life Science and Clean Technology banking practices. In 2014, Blake moved to Houston, TX to start and lead the Bank’s new Energy Innovation practice and open its newest office. Blake received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from The State University of New York at Buffalo.