He enjoys having a role in his clients’ successes as a trusted partner and says the best part of his job is “seeing the future of our society through the ingenuity of our clients.”
Trent’s decade-plus experience in corporate finance includes advising entrepreneurs and growth companies as well as venture capital and private equity fund firms in many capacities. Prior to joining SVB in 2015, Trent gained an understanding of the priorities, challenges and needs of startups by working as an entrepreneur himself: He was the CEO of Surf for Life, a nonprofit social enterprise devoted to providing access to healthcare and education in at-risk rural villages internationally. He holds a bachelor’s degree in global and international studies with an emphasis on the Middle East from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Trent lives in San Francisco where he leads an adventure-forward life, surfing, skiing and rock-climbing. Trent’s volunteer efforts blend well with his love of adventure and travel, where he works to help build financial support for Project Wave of Optimism, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable community development in the surfing regions of Latin America.
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