SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/14/12 -- Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that Kelly Cook has joined its Technology Banking Division in San Jose.
"We're very pleased to welcome Kelly to the Technology Banking Division," said Michael Field, executive vice president and division manager at Bridge Bank. "Kelly's extensive background in working with emerging high-tech companies will enable the bank to further grow its client portfolio of technology firms in the Silicon Valley." Mr. Cook will work out of the bank's headquarters in San Jose, and will initially serve in the role of vice president, relationship manager.
Mr. Cook added, "I'm thrilled to be joining the technology banking team at Bridge Bank, and am looking forward to contributing to the bank's continued growth and success." Mr. Cook was most recently general partner and managing director at Costella Kirsch, a venture debt firm providing structured debt solutions to emerging technology companies, where he managed a debt portfolio of nearly $130 million. Prior to that, Mr. Cook was a sales director at Adobe Systems in San Jose where he managed an enterprise solutions sales team for the North American region.
Bridge Bank is dedicated to meeting the needs of technology companies throughout the nation, with offices in the Silicon Valley, Dallas, Reston and Boston. Most recently, the bank expanded its sales presence to the Southeast region and also launched a new banking practice -- the Energy and Infrastructure Group -- to serve developers and firms throughout the country who are focused on sustainable energy projects.
About Bridge Capital Holdings
Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association -- a full-service professional business bank dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle market and emerging technology businesses. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on the NASDAQ stock market under the trading symbol BBNK. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.
About Bridge Bank, National Association
Bridge Bank, National Association is Silicon Valley's full-service professional business bank. The Bank is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle market, and emerging technology businesses. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. For additional information, visit the Bridge Bank website web at www.bridgebank.com.
About Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division
With a growing nationwide web of offices and a correspondent banking network that stretches worldwide, Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division serves venture-backed and non venture-backed companies from inception through IPO. Bridge Bank's product offering includes growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities and treasury management solutions, along with a full line of international products and services and financing secured by domestic, government and foreign receivables.
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