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Bob Curley

Division CEO Bridge Bank

Bob Curley is the Division CEO of Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank. Mr. Curley has over 30 years of experience in technology lending, investment banking, venture debt and equity financing. Based in San Jose, he and his teams serve clients throughout the United States.

Mr. Curley joined the bank in 2018 as Chief Credit Officer at Bridge Bank and later took on the role of Deputy Chief Credit Officer for Western Alliance Bank. Before joining Bridge Bank, he held senior positions in venture equity and debt financing at City National, Silicon Valley Bank, Pinnacle Ventures and Credit Suisse First Boston.

In 2023, Mr. Curley was named to the first class of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Power 100, a list of Silicon Valley’s 100 most influential people. 

A Bay Area resident since 1995, Mr. Curley serves on the Finance Committee of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. He has founded and coached several youth and high school lacrosse teams in the Bay Area and played collegiate lacrosse at Notre Dame. 

Mr. Curley holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

About Us

Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, Bridge Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions, as well as specialized expertise focused on life sciences and technology and innovation companies, at every stage in their life cycle, through its offices in major tech hubs across the country. Bridge Bank also serves the private equity and venture capital communities and provides business escrow services. Bridge Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, Bridge Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.