An Ecosystem of One

When a group of bankers got together in 1983 to open a new bank in the San Francisco Bay area, little could they have foreseen how incredibly successful it would turn out to be. In fact, it almost wasn’t. “It was formed by a few individuals that came from other banks who were seeing what was happening in Silicon Valley with the original technology companies,” says Greg Becker, chief executive officer at SVB Financial Group. Depending on your age, these might have been your father’s tech companies – makers of silicon chips and disk drives and other hardware components as…

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Jack Milligan


Jack Milligan is editor-at-large of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 40 years of experience in financial journalism organizations. Mr. Milligan directs Bank Director’s editorial coverage and leads its director training efforts. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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