Bridge Bank Welcomes Eric Sockol as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer
BOSTON - August 28, 2018
Bridge Bank today announced Eric Sockol has joined its Technology Banking Group as senior vice president, business development officer. Based out of Boston, Mr. Sockol will be responsible for broadening the reach of its expanding technology practice.
“Eric’s deep knowledge of the financing options available to technology companies, and relationships with funding sources will benefit Bridge Bank and our clients,” said Chris Perkins, regional manager of Bridge Bank’s Boston office. “To find someone who has direct experience as a CFO, leading financings and managing growth in the technology sector, at both entrepreneurial startups and highly profitable public companies, is unique. We are excited to have him join our team.”
Mr. Sockol’s career spans the course of over 25 years in senior finance roles with venture-backed technology companies. He has extensive experience raising capital, including three public offerings, a dozen private placements, and numerous bank financings. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, he served as a managing director of Consero Global, a provider of strategic accounting and operational services to growth companies. Previously, he has served as chief financial officer of six technology companies. He holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a certified public accountant.
“Having served as the CFO of several high growth companies, I have led many financings, each with a different combination of products,” said Sockol. “I look forward to leveraging this experience for the benefit of Bridge Bank’s clients.”
Eric Sockol can be reached at (617) 995-1316, or email@example.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 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 ranks #2 on the Forbes 2018 “Best Banks in America” list. For more information, visit bridgebank.com.
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