Daren is a Senior Vice President in Bridge Bank’s Business Escrow Services Group and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of M&A escrow and payments transactions. He builds relationships with the private equity, venture capital, legal and M&A communities nationwide. Daren has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in corporate trust, escrow and payment services.
Before joining Bridge Bank, Daren was a Senior Director and Relationship Manager at SRS Acquiom where he was initially responsible for managing the Acquiom M&A Escrow and Payments business line and was instrumental in the development of the Clearinghouse online payment system. Later, Daren managed the firm’s largest corporate relationships including three of the top 15 Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President at NES Financial and responsible for corporate escrow opportunities, specializing in EB-5 escrow administration services. Before that, he was instrumental in launching and managing JPMorgan’s West Coast Escrow Services Group, establishing it as one of the largest providers of M&A-related payment and escrow services on the West Coast. He also managed both municipal and corporate trust groups at The Bank of New York.
Daren received his Executive MBA from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University.
Business Escrow Services
Bridge Bank’s Business Escrow Services Group is a specialized, trusted resource for strategic buyers, leading law firms, exiting companies and other deal constituents. The team’s in-depth experience combines with expert, personalized service and innovative product features and technology used internationally to meet the needs of clients. The group tailors services and product features to provide paying agent and escrow services related to mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and other business escrow events. Bridge Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $65 billion in assets. Influential sources from Forbes to American Banker again rank Western Alliance Bank among the top U.S. banks in 2023.