Bill Wickline, Bridge Bank

Bill Wickline

Managing Director, Commercial Banking
Head of Life Sciences Group

(858) 259-5356

[email protected]


Bill Wickline is managing director, commercial banking, for Western Alliance and the head of Bridge Bank's Life Sciences Group. He provides term debt and revolving credit facilities to US-based life sciences companies for a variety of purposes, including growth capital, working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Based in San Diego, he serves clients in biopharmaceutical, medical devices, medical diagnostics/tools industries and more in his role leading the life sciences group.

Mr. Wickline was a co-founder of Bridge Bank’s national life sciences practice in 2015. Comprised of multiple lenders with significant industry experience, our group focuses on adding value to companies in all life sciences verticals and stages of development. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Bill held a leadership role in the underwriting and portfolio management group at Oxford Finance LLC, helping to grow their west coast practice over 500%.

He holds a MBA from the Rady School of Management at UCSD (graduating with the inaugural full-time class in 2007) and a MS in Management Science with distinguished honors from UCSD.

Life Sciences
About Us

Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group understands the unique challenges and opportunities companies face in bringing their products from lab to market. Whether biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and tools, or pharma, companies benefit from experienced, knowledgeable lenders – along with sophisticated products and services – to help their enterprises succeed. The team provides term and revolving credit facilities to life sciences companies for a variety of purposes, including capital, working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with approximately $50 billion in assets. Western Alliance is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the new S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.