Bill Wickline, Bridge Bank

Bill Wickline

Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences Group

(858) 259-5356

bill.wickline@bridgebank.com

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Role and Experience:
Bill was a co-founder of Bridge Bank’s national life sciences practice in 2015 and currently leads the banking group. Comprised of multiple lenders with significant industry experience, the 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%.

Education:
Bill 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.

Outside Activities:
In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, including his labradoodle named Wheatley. In addition, he is an avid video and tabletop gamer and has taught his oldest son to spot a Mustang from across a crowded parking lot.

Community Involvement:
Experienced Little League Baseball Tournament Umpire and volunteer with local youth theater productions.

Why Bridge Bank?
"Bridge Bank provides a platform for entrepreneurs to thrive both within and outside of the organization. The Bank took a risk on life sciences and really understands the tenacity and grit that it takes to support a successful startup venture."

Contact Info:
San Diego Office
4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 305
San Diego, California 92122
Phone: (858) 259-5356

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, one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.

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