Bridge Bank Hires Tech Banker Jon Berry, Builds on Growth Momentum in Austin
November 10, 2020
Bridge Bank today announced it has expanded its Technology Banking team by hiring Jon Berry as senior vice president, further bolstering its resources and talent to serve the innovation sector in Austin, Texas. Jon will be responsible for growing and managing the bank’s portfolio of technology clients in the Austin market, in addition to building a team and establishing a loan production office.
“Bridge Bank has an excellent opportunity to expand its presence in Austin – an area rich in companies focused on innovation,” said Berry. “I look forward to leading this growth effort and building a team to serve and grow the portfolio.”
Jon joins Bridge Bank from Pacific Western Bank where he was senior vice president in the bank’s Venture Banking group, a business line acquired through the 2015 acquisition of Square 1 Bank, where he was responsible for portfolio management and expansion.
“Jon’s reputation and successful track record of delivering banking solutions to growing companies make him a great fit for our team, and for our future growth model,” said Matt Wysong, regional director of Bridge Bank’s Mountain West-based Technology Banking group.
A seasoned financial professional with more than 17 years of experience in banking, Berry has spent most of his career supporting the innovation sector in Austin. In addition to Pacific Western Bank, he has held positions at Square 1 Bank and Comerica Bank. Jon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Red McCombs School of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin.
Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, Bridge Bank offers a better way to bank for small to mid-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 delivers a broad scope of financial solutions, including startup banking, capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, venture debt, treasury management, asset-based lending, SBA and commercial real estate loans and a full line of international products and services. Based in San Jose, Bridge Bank has 16 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, 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.