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Rob Tompkins

Managing Director

Early Stage Practice


Professional Summary

Rob Tompkins is a managing director for Silicon Valley Bank's Early Stage Practice (ESP). In this role, Rob leads the market research and portfolio analytics team, which covers everything from sector trends to venture capital funding. This team works to identify the most promising tech startups in SVB's portfolio and finds ways to provide value as early and often as possible. In addition, he manages many of the ESP group's day-to-day functions, namely overseeing strategic planning and team design, managing the P&L, designing and negotiating strategic partnerships and communicating with executive leadership.

Before assuming the role of managing director in March 2016 and moving into a new role with SVB's ESP in April 2016, Rob served in several director and senior director roles within SVB Analytics (SVBA) for over eight years, leading the business development team and SVBA’s effort to automate its valuation business. SVBA has since sold its valuation business to eShares.

Previously, Rob worked as a valuations associate in Huron Consulting Group’s San Francisco practice, focusing on venture-backed technology companies. He earned a joint MBA and Masters of Science in International Development at Tulane University in New Orleans and spent 18 months in Santiago, Chile serving as an accounts manager and VC analyst before crossing over to become a fundraiser for a clean air technology startup. 

Rob and his wife live in Austin, Texas and have three children, two sons and daughter.
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