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Kirk Stafford

Relationship Manager

Private Bank | New York


Professional Summary

Kirk Stafford is SVB’s director, private bank relationship manager for the New York region. In this role, he delivers custom financial solutions to a diverse range of founders and investors in the technology and life science startup community. Driven by the understanding that cutting-edge companies need equally cutting-edge financial solutions, Kirk is dedicated to using SVB’s innovative platform to ensure that his clients achieve their personal and professional goals.

Prior to joining SVB, Kirk worked for 10 years in private banking at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on delivering banking, investment and tailored lending solutions to high net worth clients. He also worked in corporate investment banking at Citigroup, as well as in middle-market lending at M&T Bank. Kirk received his bachelor’s degree in international business and world trade from the University at Buffalo. He also holds his Series 7, 63, 65 and 66 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

As a New Yorker, Kirk is a fan of the Buffalo Bills and cheers on the city’s sports teams every chance he gets. He enjoys fitness, cooking and traveling. He lives with his wife and black Lab, Kobe.

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