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J.P. Michael

Sr Managing Director, Debt Platform

SVB Capital

Professional Summary

J.P. Michael is a senior managing director at SVB Capital, responsible for the debt strategy involved in the firm’s credit decisions.

Prior to joining SVB Capital, J.P. jointly managed the venture debt and life sciences innovation funds for WestRiver Group (WRG). Before WRG, J.P. was senior vice president and regional managing director of Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences Division in the Northwest and Canada. He also served as the national director of Healthcare Sponsor Coverage for Comerica Bank. J.P. began his career with Deloitte & Touche as an auditor, moving on to Services Group of America, then Savia International and finally Trillium Corporation, before joining Comerica Bank in 1998.

J.P. received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Puget Sound. He resides with his family in Seattle.