Square 1 Bank Announces Sam Bhaumik as EVP

November 2, 2011
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Menlo Park, CA – Square 1 Bank, a diversified financial services company, today announced that Sam Bhaumik has joined the bank as an Executive Vice President and Head of Silicon Valley. Mr. Bhaumik will be a member of Square 1 Bank’s senior leadership team and brings more than 25 years of debt financing and investment experience. 

“We are very excited to welcome Sam Bhaumik on board. His combined leadership skills and energy give us great confidence in the excellent things to come for Square 1 Bank in Silicon Valley,” said Doug Bowers, Square 1 Bank President and CEO. “As a bank started by entrepreneurs, we have a unique understanding of the venture space, including its importance and impact on our economy. One of our value propositions is perspective. Sam has an impressive history and we’re glad to add him to the roster of talented individuals with our company who continue to drive entrepreneurship.”  

Prior to joining Square 1 Bank on October 24, 2011, Mr. Bhaumik was Senior Managing Director – Technology Group Head with Hercules Technology Growth Capital (Nasdaq: HTGC) where he was part of the original team that took Hercules public in 2005 and committed over $2.0 billion to more than 170 venture backed technology and life sciences companies nationwide. Previously, Mr. Bhaumik spent two years as the New York Stock Exchange’s Vice President of the Western region. Prior to the NYSE, he was co-founder of the Emerging Growth Division at Imperial Bank (later acquired by Comerica). Mr. Bhaumik also served as a Vice President with Silicon Valley Bank’s Technology Group. 

“With Square 1 Bank’s history and strong commitment to entrepreneurs and to the Silicon Valley, we are exceptionally qualified to be a premier provider of financial services to emerging companies and their investors. Furthermore, the Square 1 Bank team consists of highly skilled individuals with deep domain experience,” commented Mr. Bhaumik. “I am thrilled to join the team and to leverage my network and background to further distinguish Square 1 Bank in the Valley.”  

Mr. Bhaumik holds a BS in Finance from San Jose State University and an MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. 

Mr. Bhaumik can be contacted through the Square 1 website at www.square1financial.com.

About Square 1  

Square 1 Bank is a full service commercial bank dedicated exclusively to serving the financial needs of the venture capital community and entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and expansion. Square 1's expertise, focus and strong capital base provide solid support for its clients' needs. The bank offers tailored products and solutions aided by the latest in technological innovations. To serve its relationships, Square 1 has offices coast to coast in Austin, Boston, Boulder, Durham, McLean, New York, San Diego, Santa Monica, Seattle, and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.square1bank.com.

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