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Lauren Cosentino

Vice President Life Sciences

Role and Experience:
Lauren offers thoughtful venture banking solutions to the full spectrum of life sciences companies from early stage biotech companies to medical device and diagnostic companies. Lauren is passionate about providing venture debt facilities that allow companies to achieve critical business milestones to ultimately strengthen the healthcare system and community. Prior to joining Bridge Bank in 2016, Lauren was a client manager in Square 1’s Structured Finance Group.

Outside Activities:
Lauren enjoys being outdoors whenever possible and spends most weekends on the golf course with her husband.

B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a member of the lacrosse team.

Why Bridge Bank?
"Bridge Bank has successfully built a strong reputation in the venture banking market based on fundamentally sound financing strategies which allows it to create tailored products for its clients. This client centric focus has attracted a Life Sciences Group comprised of experienced bankers with a passion for the industry and dedicated to advancing products to the market."

Contact Info:
Durham Office
105 South Mangum Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 260-3963

About Us

Life Sciences

Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group understands the unique challenges and opportunities companies face in bringing their products from lab to market. Whether biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and tools, or pharma, companies benefit from experienced, knowledgeable lenders — along with sophisticated products and services — to help their enterprises succeed. The team provides term and revolving credit facilities to life sciences companies for a variety of purposes, including capital, working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization, and mergers and acquisitions. Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $50 billion in assets. Western Alliance is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking and financial services divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.

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