Guy Simpson heads the Equity Fund Resources group at Bridge Bank, a central hub for the private equity and venture capital communities. Providing financial solutions such as venture capital call lines of credit, SBIC funds, and other credit facilities, Guy helps clients across the U.S. that are focused on the goal of being responsive to their portfolio company needs and enhancing IRR. Based in Reston, VA, he joined Western Alliance’s Bridge Bank in 2017 and has more than 20 years of tech lending experience in Silicon Valley and other innovation centers.
Mr. Simpson began his banking career in 1997 as a tech lender. He worked with raw startups through public multinational companies during the boom and bust of the early 2000’s, as well as through the Great Recession in the late 2000’s. He has been banking private equity and venture capital funds since 2011.
Active in the community, Mr. Simpson is an ambulance driver for the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He is a former board member of University Preparatory Academy Charter School in San Jose, CA.
Mr. Simpson graduated with an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Equity Fund Resources
Bridge Bank’s Equity Fund Resources group is a central hub for the Private Equity and Venture Capital communities, providing services for investment funds and their portfolio companies. Created to serve fund managers and partners, this group offers sophisticated banking services and solutions to PE/VC funds, including capital call lines and management company flexibility lines, along with other innovative financing for general partners. 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.