Chicago, IL - Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, today announced that Ryan Dammeyer has joined as senior vice president for the Midwest region. Based in Chicago, Mr. Dammeyer will be responsible for building the bank’s portfolio of clients in the technology and life sciences sectors.
“We are excited to add another senior member to the Square 1 Bank team. Ryan’s deep experience as both a venture banker and CFO of a venture-backed company equips him with a unique perspective that will be a tremendous asset to our clients and staff,” said Doug Bowers, president and CEO. “Ryan is really tapped into the Midwest’s entrepreneurial community and sees firsthand the robust increase in activity it is experiencing. We are proud to support the area’s growth economy by establishing a dedicated presence in Chicago.”
Mr. Dammeyer joins Square 1 Bank from Chicago-based Liquidus Marketing, a venture-backed video marketing, merchandising and technology company, where he served as the chief financial officer. In this role he oversaw all financial activity for the company, and provided leadership on key business development and operational measures. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade at Silicon Valley Bank in roles of increasing responsibility, culminating as deal team leader for the Midwest market. He also served as a director for a specialty finance hedge fund. Mr. Dammeyer holds a B.S. in Public Financial Management from Indiana University.
“Joining Square 1 presents a phenomenal opportunity. As the bank expands its market presence in the Chicago area, I have the opportunity to continue to help Midwestern entrepreneurs by providing local access to the financing solutions they need to be successful,” said Mr. Dammeyer. “Helping entrepreneurs is something I have dedicated my career to and I look forward to partnering with others who share my commitment as we strengthen existing relationships and develop new connections in the Midwest.”
About Square 1 Bank
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 flexible resources and unmatched support to meet our clients’ needs. The bank offers tailored products and solutions aided by the latest in technological innovations. Square 1 has offices coast to coast in Austin, Boston, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.square1bank.com.
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