Based in Austin, Larry Zahn is responsible for managing the Global Fund Banking Central and West regions - a territory that stretches from the Upper Midwest down to Louisiana and over to the West Coast. He and his team are responsible for developing and deepening hands-on, personalized banking and lending relationships with general partners, operating, and financial executives in private equity and venture capital firms. Larry also oversees the LP Relations team within Global Fund Banking which adds value to the private equity ecosystem by connecting firms to limited partners where there is a mutual interest. Larry has more than 27 years of private equity, banking, venture capital and legal experience. He is a recipient of SVB’s Biggerstaff Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, client focus and extraordinary performance.
Larry has held several positions at SVB since he joined in 2000. Prior to joining the Global Fund Banking team in 2012, he was a partner with SVB Capital responsible for limited partner relations, as well as a managing director and investment committee member on several of SVB Capital’s funds.
Prior to that, as SVB Capital’s chief administrative officer, he 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 started at SVB as a member of the legal team.
Before joining SVB, Larry served as assistant general counsel with Archon Financial (a Goldman Sachs company) and as an associate at Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, LLP, 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. Larry has been on the Board for the Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association since 2018 and was Board Chair from 2018-2022. Previously, he was a Director of the Texas Lyceum, a state-wide leadership organization and had active roles on the board and finance committee of the Austin Children’s Museum / Thinkery.