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BIBA September: Tech Finance with Silicon Valley Bank
Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
When emerging companies consider banking services, Silicon Valley Bank generally comes to mind as a top resource. The bank has built an impressive track record in providing banking and financial services to some of the world's best growth tech and life sciences companies and play a highly important role as a thought leader in the industry sectors in which they serve.
Join the Boston Irish Business Association for an evening with SVB's Mark Gallagher who has recently become the banks North East senior business development officer for the bank. The British Consulate General will host us at the Cambridge Innovation Center for a night of networking and learning about where the opportunities are in the tech and life science world as we move closer to Q4.
About Mark Gallagher:
Mark Gallagher has provided financial services to venture capital funds and technology and life science companies for the majority of his career.
Today, having spent the last 10 years with the company, Gallagher is Silicon Valley Bank’s senior sales and business development professional in the Northeast, working primarily with new, growth-stage technology companies in the region. Most recently, Gallagher led SVB’s Life Science practice in the Northeast with great success. Prior to this, Gallagher held a senior role in the Boston technology practice for SVB.
Prior to joining SVB in 2000, Gallagher held a variety of positions at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in Dublin, Ireland, where he was instrumental in managing the company’s credit structuring for one of the largest European management buyouts in 1999. He also played a lead role in structuring multimillion dollar captive convertible bond transactions for multinational clients. Gallagher was a fund manager for ABN AMRO Corporate Finance (Ireland) Ltd. and early in his career he established a trading desk for commodity products worldwide for Kepak Group Ltd.
Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from University College in Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from Trinity College, also in Dublin. He is fluent in Italian and received a diploma in Italian from Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy.
He is married with three young children, all of whom run rings around him!
About Silicon Valley Bank:
SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, venture capital and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists in Asia, Australia, Europe, India, and Israel.
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The Boston Irish Business Association's (BIBA) mission is to help its members create and foster meaningful business relationships, while offering a dynamic platform for companies looking to gain brand exposure for their products and services (both locally and in Ireland). The organization provides value to its members and member organizations through enabling business and professional growth among a diverse network of people who are looking to retain and strengthen their connection to Ireland.
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