San Jose, Calif. - February 14, 2019

Bridge Bank today announced three leadership changes within its technology and equity fund resources banking groups. The leadership changes will result in being more closely aligned with the company’s strategic plan as Bridge Bank and its technology and equity fund resources banking groups continue to grow.

Blake Reid, senior vice president, based in Bridge Bank’s technology banking group, located in Atlanta will oversee the Southeast region and Matt Klinger, senior vice president, based in Bridge Bank’s technology banking group located in Reston, Virginia will oversee the Mid-Atlantic region. Blake and Matt will also continue to be responsible for creating flexible debt financing solutions for companies in a variety of technology sectors and supporting the group’s continued growth and reputation as a leading technology lender.

Guy Simpson, senior vice president of Bridge Bank’s technology banking group has been promoted to senior vice president, managing director of Bridge Bank’s equity fund resources (EFR) group. Guy will now oversee the entire EFR group and promote its continued growth both in Silicon Valley and across the country. The EFR group was founded in September 2015 as a central hub for the venture capital and private equity communities building on Bridge Bank’s success as a leading technology and life sciences lender.

“With the continued growth of our technology banking group in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, I’m proud to be placing Blake and Matt in their respective positions. Both have contributed greatly to the success of Bridge Bank over the years,” said Tim Boothe, president of Bridge Bank. “I’m also confident, that in his new position, Guy will continue to lead our EFR group to significant future achievements along their current path of accelerated growth.”

Blake Reid can be reached at (470) 639-1677 or by email at

Matt Klinger can be reached at (703) 547-8198 or by email at

Guy Simpson can be reached at (703) 345-9308 or by email at

About Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, Bridge Bank offers a better way to bank for small-market and middle-market businesses across many industries, as well as emerging technology companies and the private equity community. Geared to serving both venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, Bridge Bank delivers a broad scope of financial solutions including growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, sustainable energy project finance, venture debt, treasury management, asset-based lending, SBA and commercial real estate loans, ESOP finance and a full line of international products and services. Based in San Jose, Bridge Bank has eight offices in major markets across the country along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services. Western Alliance Bank is 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 four consecutive years, 2016-2019.  For more information, visit