Menlo Park, CA, October 21, 2013 - Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, today announced that Bonnie Kennedy has joined the Bank's Venture Capital Services team as senior vice president. Kennedy will have end-to-end responsibility for managing and developing relationships with venture capital firms throughout Silicon Valley.
"As a bank focused on venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, expanding relationships with VCs is core to our growth strategy," said Barbara Fleming, senior vice president and manager, Square 1 Bank Venture Capital Services. "Bonnie is an extraordinarily talented executive who brings an exciting and unique dimension of industry experience and market connectivity. We are excited to welcome her to the team, and I am confident that Bonnie's expertise and leadership will be a great benefit for clients and staff alike."
Kennedy joins Square 1 Bank from Trident Capital, a venture capital and growth equity firm, where she was managing director and chief financial officer responsible for the firm's finance, operations and investor relations functions. Earlier in her career, Kennedy spent over 20 years with Ernst & Young, including 10 as principal in the firm's San Francisco office, managing client relationships in the private equity and investment management practices.
"I am thrilled to join Square 1 Bank because of its story, its people, and the Bank's client-centered approach," said Kennedy. "I understand the pain points and growing pains VC firms and portfolio companies face, and I look forward to leveraging my experience to better assist firms and companies as they search for solutions," said Kennedy.
Kennedy is an active alumna of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a bachelor's degree in accounting. She sits on the University Foundation's Board of Trustees as chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and member of the Executive and Investment Committees. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Price College of Business. In addition, Kennedy is a member of the Ernst & Young Alumni Council.
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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