Expertise: Commerce & E-Commerce Applications
In her efforts with the venture capital community, Taormino is focused on building and managing unique and strategic relationships with each firm and its individual partners to ensure that SVB is providing the best possible insights, guidance, products and services to the firm and its portfolio companies. She delivers market intelligence and provides differentiated interactions that allow them to leverage SVB’s position in the marketplace. In this role, she sources and advises on limited partnership and co-investment opportunities, as well as partner and portfolio company banking opportunities. Similarly, Taormino is focused on managing relationships with a key subset of attorneys that represent the most prominent venture investors and technology companies in Silicon Valley. Her objective in this role is to build roadmaps with each attorney in order to ensure that SVB is providing unique, competitive and efficient solutions to their clients. She delivers market insights and access to the SVB network that allows partners to build their client base.
Taormino has over fourteen years of relationship management experience in the financial services industry creating, marketing and negotiating innovative lending and banking products. Prior to joining SVB in 2008, Taormino was Vice President at Comerica Bank, where she managed a portfolio of middle market relationships.
She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Santa Clara University. She is also a Trustee of Palo Alto University and sits on the advisory board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.
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