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Sean Lynden

President, Venture Banking

Sean Lynden is the President of the Venture Banking Group of Pacific Western Bank, where he leads the technology, life sciences and venture capital practices, managing a team responsible for developing and growing client and investor relationships across the country. Sean is a 30-year veteran of the venture banking space, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Technology Banking for Pacific Western Bank’s Venture Banking Group. Before that he was a Senior Risk Manager, where he was responsible for overseeing the credit quality of the Venture Banking Group’s West Coast portfolio.

Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank, he was a founding partner at Gold Hill Capital, a venture debt firm based in San Jose. Sean began his banking career with Silicon Valley Bank where he spent over 13 years in a variety of roles including sales, credit, risk management and strategic planning. He holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. Sean joined Pacific Western Bank in 2015.