Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
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 is editor-at-large of Bank Director, an information resource for directors and officers of financial companies. You can connect with Jack on LinkedIn or follow @BankDirectorEd on Twitter.