Emily Gonsenheim


Emily Gonsenheim is managing director of the Silicon Valley Bank Advantage program, a select network that positions North America’s top CFOs to share insights and support each other as their companies scale.

It’s a role Emily knows well. Before joining SVB in January 2021, she managed and marketed an invitation-only founder and CEO network called The Alpha Network. Founded by Crosslink Capital, The Alpha Network connects technology founders, CEOs and industry thought leaders across North America. Under Emily’s leadership, The Alpha Network grew from 650 to more than 2,000 members, hosting events where technology influencers could speak candidly and build strong professional relationships that fostered exponential success as their companies scaled.

Emily graduated with honors from Cincinnati’s Xavier University in 2008, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business. Before entering the venture world, she taught in a private nursery school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

When she’s not working, Emily enjoys practicing yoga, Peloton workouts, baking and spending time with her husband and their two young children.
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