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Shez Samji

Managing Director, Private Equity Services

Silicon Valley Bank Canada


Professional Summary

Shez Samji is the managing director of the Private Equity Services practice for Silicon Valley Bank in Toronto, where he is responsible for leading the bank’s practice across Canada. In his role, he works closely with existing and new venture capital and private equity firms, leveraging SVB’s specialized financing solutions to help them execute quickly. With SVB, Shez is positioned to leverage his deep understanding of client needs to increase their value by parlaying the bank’s unique platform, unparalleled expertise and powerful global network.

Prior to SVB, Shez was a vice president at Third Eye Capital, Canada’s largest private debt and special situations investor. Shez has more than ten years of private equity and credit investing experience. He began his career at BMO Capital Partners, the Bank of Montreal’s principal investing division.

Shez lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter. Outside the office, Shez serves on the Investment Committee for Community Development Venture Fund, a nonprofit micro-loan company founded to support entrepreneurship, particularly among immigrants to Canada.

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