Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group (LSG) today announced the hiring of Fred Lee as vice president, relationship manager. Based in San Francisco, Fred will be responsible for originating and developing new relationships with life science companies in the Bay Area, as well as managing the existing northern California portfolio.

Bridge Bank’s LSG provides term and revolving debt for a variety of purposes, including growth and working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization and financing mergers and acquisitions. In addition to providing tailored credit solutions, LSG offers the full complement of Bridge Bank’s banking products and services, including treasury management and international financial solutions.

“This is an exciting time for the life science industry,” said Fred. “I look forward to working with a group of dedicated professionals to serve one of the most innovative and dynamic markets in the world.”

Fred brings more than 10 years of healthcare industry experience, specializing in deal origination and debt underwriting. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Fred served as a vice president in Capital One/GE Capital’s life science finance group, where he focused on venture lending for both private and public life science companies. Fred began his career in healthcare investment banking at Citi, where he spent over eight years and led over $9 billion in debt financings and $2 billion in M&A transactions. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Fred holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics.

“We’re excited to be adding to our roster of seasoned professionals and believe Fred’s relevant experience in underwriting loans and managing a portfolio of life sciences loans will be incredibly valuable as we continue catering our offerings for the biotechnology, medical device, and pharma companies we serve,” said Rob Lake, senior vice president and head of Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group. “We’re confident that Fred’s deep financial and life sciences expertise will help him create tailored credit and banking solutions and empower high-growth life sciences companies to focus on the bigger picture – working towards saving and improving peoples’ lives.”

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 from 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. With more than $15 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the fastest-growing bank holding companies in the U.S. and recognized as #10 on the Forbes 2016 “Best Banks in America” list. For more information, visit www.bridgebank.com or follow us on Twitter @Bridgebank.

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