Greg Becker is president and chief executive officer of Silicon Valley Bank and its parent company, SVB Financial Group. He has devoted his career to financial services for the technology industry, having spent the last eighteen years at Silicon Valley Bank in a variety of leadership roles. SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, venture capital and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success. Previously, Becker was president of Silicon Valley Bank and its parent company, SVB Financial Group. Prior to this role, he served as chief operating officer and chief banking officer. In these roles Becker has been responsible for leading the commercial bank’s sales and operational efforts in the 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China.
Prior to his role as chief banking officer, Becker was the division manager of the company’s Venture Capital Group, where he was responsible for building relationships with, and investing in, venture capital and private equity firms across the U.S. Becker was also a managing director of SVB Strategic Investors Fund, L.P., Silicon Valley Bancshares’ first fund of funds; an investment manager and board member of Silicon Valley BancVentures, L.P, the company’s first direct equity fund; and a member of Silicon Valley Bank’s Operating Committee.
Becker is a board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and is on the Executive Committee for the Bay Area Council. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University.