Square 1 Bank Adds Tech Banker in Silicon Valley

Kjerstin Barley has joined Square 1 Bank as a managing director and regional manager of I-banking in Silicon Valley. She previously was a senior VP with GE Commercial Finance Media, Communications and Entertainment.


Square 1 Bank, a diversified financial services company, announced today that Kjerstin Barley has joined as Managing Director and Silicon Valley Regional Manager. Ms. Barley will oversee the Bank’s technology lending practice within the region.

Previously with GE Commercial Finance Media, Communications and Entertainment as Senior Vice President, Ms. Barley was responsible for senior secured debt and equity investments in privately held technology companies. Prior to GE, she led the M&A and private equity financings in technology, media and telecommunications as an Investment Banker at Bear Stearns and JP Morgan.

”We’re delighted to add Kjerstin to our team in Silicon Valley,” said Chris Woolley, Executive Vice President of Square 1 Bank. “With her diverse experience and outstanding track record, we’re looking forward to her long-term contributions to our organization and to the many successes of our clients.”

Ms. Barley earned an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Operations from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA from UC Berkeley. She has been an honorary member of Women in Technology International, on the Cleantech Advisory Board of the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) which is a globally recognized organization of technology leaders, and a frequent speaker at industry events. In addition, she serves on the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Job Forum.

Ms. Barley can be contacted through the Square 1 website at www.square1financial.com.

About Square 1

Square 1 Bank is a full service commercial bank dedicated exclusively to serving the financial needs of the venture capital community and entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and expansion. Square 1’s expertise, focus and strong capital base provide solid support for its clients’ needs. The bank offers tailored products and solutions aided by the latest in technological innovations. To serve its relationships, Square 1 has offices coast to coast in Austin, Boston, Boulder, Durham, McLean, New York, San Diego, Santa Monica, Seattle, and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.square1bank.com.