Rob Lake, Western Alliance Bank

Rob Lake

Senior Vice President, Head of Life Sciences

(858) 523-4686

rob.lake@bridgebank.com


Rob Lake is senior vice president, head of life sciences, for Western Alliance and Bridge Bank. 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.

In the past decade, Mr. Lake has deployed more than $1.5 billion of debt to life sciences companies. He joined Bridge Bank in 2015 and has more than 20 years of banking industry experience. After an early career in medical journal ad sales, Mr. Lake felt he could make a bigger impact in the life sciences field by helping to finance medical innovation. Previously he has held leadership positions with Silicon Valley Bank, Fifth Third Bank and the American Medical Association.

Mr. Lake serves as board member and treasurer for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, which transforms the lives of disadvantaged children with physical deformities through reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.

He graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Business Administration.

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-device 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 growth 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. Western Alliance is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies and has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.