Chris Canazaro

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, market manager Chris Canazaro leads the credit solutions practice for SVB’s midwest, southwest & southeast regions. In this role, Chris and his team help technology companies scale their businesses quickly with the bank’s forward-focused platform of credit options, which are tailored specifically for the innovation ecosystem. Chris thrives on helping some of the world’s most fascinating new companies achieve their goals and enjoys building true friendships with his clients along the way. He is also passionate about mentoring his staff and contributing to SVB’s long-term strategies.

Since joining SVB in 2014, Chris has been a trusted advisor to tech companies at all stages, from prefunded to scaled. Before his current role, he led SVB’s technology banking accelerator and growth relationship team, covering Oregon, southwest Washington and Idaho. Previously, Chris worked as a commercial banker at Wells Fargo. He launched his career as a senior quality assurance engineer at Bechtel Corporation, working on large-scale industrial construction projects across the United States. Chris earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida State University. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time outdoors with family and friends. As an Atlanta transplant, he’s become a big fan of the city’s food scene and is always on the lookout for great new restaurants.
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Credit Solutions Market Manager

Midwest, Southwest & Southeast Regions