Larry Zahn

Larry Zahn is responsible for managing the Global Fund Banking South region- a territory that stretches from Texas to the southeast and mid-Atlantic states. He and his team are responsible for developing and deepening hands on and personalized banking and lending relationships with general partners, operating and financial executives in private equity and venture capital firms. He has more than 25 years of private equity, banking, venture capital and legal experience. Larry 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. His duties included fund structuring and formation, reviewing and negotiating terms of investments, conducting legal due diligence, assisting with limited partner relations and handling other operational and legal issues that arose in connection with ongoing activities across SVB Capital. He joined SVB in 2000 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 graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College (’92) and graduated with honors with a juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law (’95). Since 2018, he has been the Chair of the Board for the Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association. Previously, he was as 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. Larry lives with his wife and two sons in Austin, where he enjoys playing tennis as well as cycling the steep terrain and lush plateaus of the Texas Hill Country.
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South Region, Global Fund Banking
Region Manager