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J. Frank Tower

EVP, President, Venture Banking Group

Mr. Tower is the President of the Venture Banking Group and a Director of Pacific Western Bank, where he leads the technology, life sciences and venture capital practices across the country. Prior to joining the bank in October 2015, Mr. Tower served as Executive Vice President at Square 1 Bank since January 2014. Previous experience also includes roles as Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer during his 10-year tenure at Silicon Valley Bank. Mr. Tower is a founding general partner of Gold Hill Capital Management, LLC, an independent venture debt firm, and he has over 20 years of experience financing high growth, venture backed technology and life science companies.