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Mike Berrier

SVP, Risk Management

Mike is responsible for the credit quality of Square 1’s life sciences portfolio. He was a co-founder of Square 1 where he helped launch and build its presence in the San Diego region. Prior to Square 1, Mike was a regional manager of Comerica Bank’s technology and life sciences practice in San Diego, and began his career in banking with City National Bank. Mike earned a BA in English from the University of Southern California. Mike joined Square 1 in 2005.

Outside the Square

  • Writes fiction novels: Succession (2015), In the Company of Thieves (2014), Cargo (2014), Occupation (2013), and Cash Burn (2011).
  • Is an avid hiker and backpacker, leading trips to the California Sierras each year.
  • Has fallen out of airplanes three times, on purpose, with parachutes.


  • Credit and Risk Management


  • Pacific Northwest


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