Robert Fernandez has joined Bridge Bank's technology banking division as senior vice president and team leader, Bridge Capital Holdings announced Monday.
Mr. Fernandez will be located in the bank's corporate headquarters in San Jose, Calif., where he will manage a team of technology lenders focused on growing the bank's national portfolio of technology companies, particularly in Silicon Valley.
"Robert's wealth of industry knowledge and experience working with technology companies and the broader tech ecosystem make him an invaluable addition to the Bridge Bank team," Michael Field, executive vice president and division manager of the division, said in a news release.
Mr. Fernandez said he was "thrilled" to join the division.
"Bridge Bank has established a reputation as a well-respected lender and financial services provider to emerging and growth-oriented tech companies, and I look forward to supporting and extending that reputation even further," he added.
Mr. Fernandez has 20 years of banking experience, with expertise in developing strategic relationships in the technology sector. Most recently he was vice president and team leader in Wells Fargo's technology banking division, where he developed new relationships with venture-backed early- and growth-stage technology companies.
He also held senior level positions at Comerica Bank, Pentech Financial Services and Acuity Ventures. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Bridge Bank, a subsidiary of Bridge Capital Holdings, is a full-service professional business bank founded in Silicon Valley in 2001.
Source: Bridge Capital Holdings
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