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Ryan Howat

Business Unit Controller

SVB Capital

Professional Summary

Ryan Howat is a business unit controller at SVB Capital, responsible for the operations, financial reporting and tax compliances of its investment funds. Ryan is also responsible for managing portfolio company financings and valuations.

Before joining SVB, Ryan was an associate director at SS&C Private Equity Services (previously Citi Private Equity Services), responsible for overseeing the West Coast practice and service teams. He assisted venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) clients with fund administration, capital calls, distributions, financial reporting and other ad hoc reporting. Prior to SS&C, Ryan was a fund accountant at SolarCity where he oversaw several solar investment partnerships and was responsible for all back-office services, investor communications and financial reporting. Ryan began his career as an auditor at Sensiba San Filippo and left as a senior associate.

Ryan graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in accounting and audit from the Leeds School of Business. Ryan is from Colorado and is a registered CPA in the state of California.

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