Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 21, 2002

Lauren Friedman – Silicon Valley Bancshares (sivb)

LAUREN FRIEDMAN is the chief financial officer of Silicon Valley Bancshares. She has an extensive banking background, as well as software and consulting experience, that gives her a first-hand understanding of the products, services and approach necessary to help entrepreneurs succeed. Prior to joining the bank, Ms. Friedman served as CFO for software startup Round1, The Private Capital Marketplace, where she managed all finance and operations functions. Before that she served as managing director and product controller of trading for Bank of America, where she had responsibility for the accounting and finance of all traded products in the San Francisco office. Ms. Friedman also has extensive banking experience with Bank of America, having held vice president positions dealing with global payments, international trading and capital markets. In the mid-1990s, she founded and served as president of a consulting firm specializing in accounting and systems management for the banking and securities industries. She also has served as a product manager at C.ATS Software and as a professor of accounting at the University of Kansas. Ms. Friedman holds a master's degree and doctorate in accounting, both from the University of Kansas. She also is a CPA, Colorado and holds an NASD Series 27 securities license. Editors note: Republished from TWST Conference issue for RBC Capital Markets, September, 2002. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a quick overview of Silicon Valley

Bancshares and how you see the bank today?

Ms. Friedman: Silicon Valley Bank is the major technology bank in

the United States.