Mark Gallagher is head of corporate venture capital and leads Silicon Valley Bank’s Corporate Relationship Management practice in engaging with large corporate investors and their innovation teams. Mark is passionate about working with Fortune 1000+ companies who have the potential to change the world through their Venture Capital investing, partnerships with entrepreneurs and appetite for acquisitions. Mark and his team’s engagement with corporates will improve their probability of success in a world that is being disrupted and changed by innovation, while also helping the bank’s high growth clients achieve growth, scalability and success in a competitive, global environment.
Mark has provided financial services to venture capital firms and technology and life science companies for the majority of his career. During his 19 year tenure with SVB, he has been involved in a number of strategic projects and initiatives, most recently leading the Technology Banking practice in the Northeast and leading SVB’s expansion into Canada. Prior to that Mark served as the head of business development in New England and spent several years running SVB’s Northeast Life Science practice. Prior to joining SVB in 2000, Mark worked at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in Dublin, ABN AMRO Corporate Finance (Ireland) Ltd. and Kepak Group Ltd.
A supporter and champion of the New England technology community, Mark serves as a board member for BUILD Boston and formerly on the board of overseers for The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MTLC). A native of Ireland, Mark is a member of SVB’s Ireland task force. He was recognized in 2014 as one of the Top 20 Irish Born Business Leaders in the US by The Irish Independent and in 2013 as one of the Top 100 Irish American Business Leaders by Irish America magazine.
Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from University College in Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from Trinity College, also in Dublin. He received a diploma in Italian from Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy and also had the opportunity to attend the Tuck Leadership and Strategic Impact at Dartmouth. Mark lives in Boston with his wife and three children.