Larry Zahn


Larry Zahn is head of relationship management for Silicon Valley Bank’s Global Fund Banking. In his role, he is responsible for the west and central regions, a territory comprised of the west coast and the upper Midwest to Louisiana. Global fund banking has leveraged SVB’s unique platform and unparalleled expertise of lending to offer holistic and flexible financing to firms, including innovative liquidity and fund-level debt solutions, for three decades.

Larry and his team develop and build personalized banking and lending relationships with general partners and operations and finance executives of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms. Additionally, he oversees the limited partners relations team within global fund banking, providing tremendous value to clients by facilitating synergistic introductions between VCs and limited partners.

Larry has nearly 30 years of banking experience in the PE and VC fields and as an attorney. He joined SVB in 2000 and has held several positions at the bank. He began his career with SVB as part of its legal team. When he became the SVB Capital chief administrative officer, Larry helped build its family of proprietary and sponsored funds. In this role, he focused his efforts on operational and legal support of SVB Capital initiatives, including all the funds of funds and direct investment funds. He then served as a partner with SVB Capital where he was responsible for limited partner relations. He was also a managing director and investment committee member for several of SVB Capital’s funds. Larry joined SVB's Global Fund Banking in 2012.

Before coming to SVB, Larry served as assistant general counsel with Archon Financial (a Goldman Sachs company) and as an associate at Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P., a Texas-based law firm.

Larry holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in history from Williams College and a juris doctorate, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. He has been a board member for the Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association since 2018 and served as chairperson from 2018 to 2022. He is a proud recipient of the Biggerstaff Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, client focus and extraordinary performance. He is based in Austin, Texas.

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Global Fund Banking
Head of Relationship Management