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Pacific Western Bank Promotes Lynden to President, Venture Banking Group as Tower Departs

June 26, 2020, 08:00 AM

Pacific Western Bank announced they are promoting Sean Lynden to President of their Venture Banking Group. With this promotion, Pacific Western amicably marks the departure of current longstanding President of our Venture Banking Group, Frank Tower. Frank is moving on from the Bank to become a Partner at Savano Capital Partners, a direct secondaries focused growth equity fund.

Sean has been affiliated with the bank since 2015, and previously served as EVP, of Technology Venture Banking where he managed originations nationwide. During his tenure he also held roles in both credit and portfolio management.  

"Sean's extensive background in all aspects of venture banking make him well suited to take on this new role," said Mark Yung, EVP, and Chief Operating Officer. "He has earned the respect of his colleagues by being a leader who collaborates and listens to the needs of clients, while having a keen understanding the broader capital landscape and how it can impact success," Yung concluded.

Mr. Lynden has over 28 years of experience in venture lending. Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank, he was a Founding Partner at venture debt fund Gold Hill Capital. He began his career at Silicon Valley Bank where he held various positions in their technology group, credit administration and in finance. He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University.

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