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Bob Blee

Head of Corporate Finance

Silicon Valley Bank

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Professional Summary

Bob Blee heads Silicon Valley Bank’s Corporate Finance Division, which leads SVB’s relationships with public and late stage private companies in the U.S. Tech Sector, providing a full suite of lending and banking solutions, as well as guidance as an active and trusted partner helping clients succeed and quickly scale.

Previously, Bob held a variety of roles in SVB’s California and Midwest geographies, most recently heading seed, early and mid-stage Infrastructure, Hardware, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software and Fintech banking in the Bay Area and Southern California, and has been responsible for SVB’s Mezzanine Lending and Syndicated Lending practices. In addition, he led SVB’s Midwest region for seven years, focused on tech, life science, clean tech, VC and PE clients of all stages.

Before joining SVB in 2003, Bob was a co-founder of SAVO Group, a Chicago-based sales enablement platform provider which was acquired by Seismic. And prior to SAVO, he spent nine years as a commercial banker and manager at Comerica and LaSalle Banks in Chicago.

Bob sits on the non-profit board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the Silicon Valley Advisory Council of the Commonwealth Club. He is also active with his alma mater University of Illinois and several tech and business organizations.

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