Senior Vice President, Head of Life Sciences
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.