Nick French is a senior investment consultant at SVB Asset Management (SAM) and is based in Palo Alto, where he works with various technology and life science companies, from startups to large public corporations. Drawing on more than 16 years of experience in the investment industry, he along with his colleagues lead the business development strategy that positions SVB Asset Management’s liquidity investment management capabilities to meet the ever-evolving demands of the bank’s corporate cash management clients. He identifies the products and services that can best help satisfy clients’ cash and liquidity management needs, which span across banking and investment management platforms. He keeps focused on helping clients preserve capital, satisfy liquidity needs and optimize return, so clients can concentrate on their core business.
Before joining SVB in 2011, Nick spent nine years with global asset management firm Fisher Investments, where he sharpened his expertise in business development, relationship management and analytics. He holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses through our affiliated broker-dealer, SVB Securities. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology from Duke University.
When not working, Nick and his wife are actively involved with the Weingarten Children’s Center, a nonprofit organization that provides rehabilitative care and educational services for children who are deaf or profoundly hard of hearing. For fun, this avid skier can often be found heading to the slopes. Or he might be out discovering an exciting elsewhere in the world, as he loves to travel internationally. Nick lives in Burlingame, California, with his wife and three daughters.