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Sam Bhaumik

EVP, Banking West

Sam leads Square 1’s banking practice along the West Coast and has more than 25 years of debt financing and investment experience. Prior to joining Square 1, he was with Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NASDAQ: HTGC) where he served as Senior Managing Director, Technology Group Head. While at Hercules, he was part of the original team that took Hercules public in 2005 and committed over $2B to more than 170 venture-backed technology and life sciences companies nationwide. Before Hercules, Sam spent two years at the New York Stock Exchange as 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), which he helped grow to 14 offices, over 1,200 clients and $3B in deposits. Sam also served as a vice president with Silicon Valley Bank’s technology group. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business and a BS in Finance from San Jose State University. Sam joined Square 1 in 2011.

Outside the Square

  • Is a huge Formula 1 Racing fan.
  • Enjoys researching, collecting and tasting Pinot Noir and Zinfandel wines.
  • Is a High Performance driving instructor for the BMWCCA.


  • Life Sciences
  • Technology Banking


  • Pacific Northwest
  • Northern California
  • Pacific Southwest


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