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Chris Stedman

Head of Relationship Management

Silicon Valley Bank


Professional Summary

Chris Stedman is Head of Relationship Management for SVB. In this role, he’s responsible for all of the commercial bank sales teams across the United States that serve private venture capital backed and public technology companies. These teams are responsible for building relationships with management teams, understanding the needs of their clients, and orchestrating the delivery of the entire SVB platform to help them succeed.
Beforehand, Stedman was Head of Business Development for SVB, responsible for four distinct teams that built relationships and developed new business across the SVB platform; venture capital relationship management, sales origination, corporate venturing, and strategic analytics.

Prior to that, he was the head of SVB’s venture capital and private equity relationship management team, managing the organization's network of relationships with venture capital and private equity firms and their partners. Stedman has held several other leadership roles within SVB Financial Group during his 20-year tenure. Previously, as head of relationship management for Silicon Valley Bank’s western division, Stedman was responsible for the sales teams in the technology and life science segments across California. He also served as a senior credit officer, responsible for risk management across multiple business units.

Before joining SVB, Stedman worked in CIBC Oppenheimer’s Corporate Finance group, specializing in the issuance of high yield debt, syndicated bank debt, leveraged transactions and corporate advisory arrangement.
Stedman sits on the boards of NextDoor Solutions, the largest nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence in Santa Clara County, and the Churchill Club, an igniter of conversations to spur innovation and economic growth. Stedman holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of California, Santa Barbara.

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