Ryan Barnett


As a Senior Vice President focusing on Enterprise SaaS companies, Ryan Barnett works closely with founders, companies and VCs across the UK and European innovation economy. To support the growth of this exciting industry, Ryan specialises in debt financing, treasury solutions, entry to the US market and pan-European banking.

Ryan loves working with organisations who are solving challenging problems through innovative and exciting technology. Together with those founders and investors, Ryan
leverages the strength and breadth of the Silicon Valley Bank platform to ensure their success.

Prior to this role, Ryan worked in SVB’s corporate finance team, providing credit underwriting and deal execution for some of the best-in-class technology companies in the UK and Europe. This provided valuable experience in understanding the needs and challenges of growth-stage companies as they scale towards a listing or exit-event.

Before moving to London, Ryan worked in corporate banking in New Zealand. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and since 2019, a Trustee and Treasurer at East London charity Social Action for Health. Outside of work, Ryan loves travelling and exploring new destinations on his motorbike.
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Senior Vice President