San Jose, Calif. - July 24, 2018

Bridge Bank today announced the hiring of Bob Curley as chief credit officer. In this position, Mr. Curley will measure and manage the aggregate risks associated with Bridge Bank’s loan portfolios, as well as oversee the development and refinement of policies and procedures to most effectively manage and mitigate credit risk.

“Bob’s extensive background and experience in the technology finance sector will be a tremendous asset to us,” said Dan Myers, chief executive officer of Bridge Bank. “He brings the requisite knowledge, wisdom, and insight needed to help continue guiding us along our current path of successful growth. We are excited to have him join our team.”

Mr. Curley has over 30 years of experience in technology lending, investment banking, venture equity and debt financing. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, he served as senior credit officer at City National Bank, where he focused on the technology and innovation market. Previously, he was head of the Corporate Finance Advisory team at Silicon Valley Bank. He holds a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

“I’m pleased to be joining the team at Bridge Bank,” said Curley, “and I look forward to contributing to its future growth.”

Bob Curley can be reached at (408) 556-8308, or bob.curley@bridgebank.com

About Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to-bank for business in its growing markets. Bridge Bank was founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley to offer 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 offers 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 robust national platform 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 ranks #2 on the Forbes 2018 “Best Banks in America” list. For more information, visit bridgebank.com.