Chris Stedman, CFA


Chris Stedman is Head of Technology Corporate Banking for Silicon Valley Bank. In this role he is responsible for the commercial bank teams across the United States that serve private equity and venture capital backed technology companies.

Stedman has served in a variety of roles during his 22-year career at SVB. Previously, Stedman was Head of Technology Relationship Management, leading the sales teams that were responsible for delivering the entire SVB platform to their clients. He was also Head of Business Development, responsible for four distinct teams that built relationships and developed new business across the United States. Earlier in his career, Stedman 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. He also served as a senior credit officer, responsible for risk management across multiple business units during the 2008 financial crisis.

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. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of California, Santa Barbara and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
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Head of Technology Corporate Banking

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