William Ma is a director of technology banking for Silicon Valley Bank’s Canadian office located in Toronto. He is responsible for developing new business relationships and helping technology companies leverage a variety of bespoke financial solutions. As a seasoned finance and operations leader for groundbreaking technology companies backed by leading venture capital firms, William offers a unique perspective of the landscape when serving Silicon Valley Bank clients. He is excited to support Canadian innovation by helping companies grow and succeed.
Before joining Silicon Valley Bank, William was head of finance and operations at Validere, an enterprise SaaS startup focused on data analytics in the energy industry, where he led the Series B financing backed by investors that included BlackRock and Greylock Partners. He also co-founded a Y-Combinator-backed enterprise SaaS startup focused on investor relation marketing and analytics.
William launched his career in financial services with roles in corporate strategy and sales operations at BMO Financial Group and investment banking with TD Securities Inc.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics with high distinction from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is a CFA charterholder.
When not working, William stays busy playing in the park with his young daughter and expanding his vinyl collection.