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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 and Fintech banking in the Bay Area and Southern California, as well as SVB’s national Mezzanine Lending practice. Prior to that, 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 cloud based sales enablement platform provider. 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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