Head of Relationship Banking,
Silicon Valley Bank UK
“Challenges and opportunities for corporate venturing in Europe: Implications for Norway”
Gerald Brady is the managing director for Silicon Valley Bank leading the firm’s SVB Network which focuses on building the bank’s relationships with Fortune 500 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CMOs and other C-level executives. SVB Network brings senior executives together to connect with the bank’s clients, who are the entrepreneurs at the forefront of technology innovation, spanning every industry sector, as well as the venture capital investors backing these companies. Through a variety of events and programs, executives, entrepreneurs and investors can compare notes on sectors, share insights on technologies and trends, including SVB’s own strategic insights, connect with their peers and together explore ways to collaborate more efficiently.
Prior to joining SVB, Brady served as the director of investor relations for Siemens AG, where he was responsible for all aspects of investor communications in North America. Before that, Brady was an acquisition director in the Strategic Planning Group at Siemens Corporation, and served as a managing director of Siemens Acceleration USA, which is the early stage venture capital arm of Siemens.
Brady has also worked at 3i in London and Palo Alto, where he was a director, investing in a number of technology businesses, including ActiveCard (ACTI), Bitfone (acquired by HP), Raw Communications (acquired by Thomson Financial) and Winery Exchange. Prior to his work in finance, Brady worked in the Internet and media industry, was part of the UK launch team for ZDNet in 1995, a sales manager for Yahoo! UK when it launched in 1996 and an executive at Ziff-Davis and EMAP Plc.
Brady holds an honors degree from Kingston University, an MBA from Cranfield University and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Brady served as chairman of the NVCA’s Corporate Venture Group from 2006-2007.