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Bridge Bank Makes Leadership Changes in Technology Banking Group

February 15, 2019, 07:18 AM

Bridge Bank announced three leadership changes within its technology and equity fund resources banking groups. The leadership changes will result in being more closely aligned with the company's strategic plan as Bridge Bank and its technology and equity fund resources banking groups continue to grow.

Blake Reid, Senior Vice President, based in Bridge Bank's technology banking group, located in Atlanta will oversee the Southeast region.

Matt Klinger, Senior Vice President, based in Bridge Bank's technology banking group located in Reston, VA, will oversee the Mid-Atlantic region.

Reid and Klinger will also continue to be responsible for creating flexible debt financing solutions for companies in a variety of technology sectors and supporting the group's continued growth and reputation as a leading technology lender.

Guy Simpson, Senior Vice President of Bridge Bank's technology banking group, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Bridge Bank's equity fund resources (EFR) group. He will now oversee the entire EFR group and promote its continued growth both in Silicon Valley and across the country. The EFR group was founded in September 2015 as a central hub for the venture capital and private-equity communities building on Bridge Bank's success as a leading technology and life sciences lender.

"With the continued growth of our technology banking group in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, I'm proud to be placing Blake and Matt in their respective positions. Both have contributed greatly to the success of Bridge Bank over the years," said Tim Boothe, President of Bridge Bank. "I'm also confident, that in his new position, Guy will continue to lead our EFR group to significant future achievements along their current path of accelerated growth."

Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank.

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