Mike Selfridge is the Northern California region manager for Silicon Valley Bank. He is responsible for the leadership, management and financial performance of all lending activities and client relationships for the company’s core constituency of venture-backed companies as well as the venture capital and private equity firms throughout the region. Selfridge has deep expertise in business development, finance, risk management, leadership and specializes in global diversified financial products and services for the technology, venture capital and private equity industries worldwide.
Selfridge joined SVB Financial Group in 1997 and has held a number of leadership positions in sales, credit, international expansion, product development and financing solutions. Prior to his current role, Selfridge was the Head of Europe and Israel regions for SVB in addition to managing the company’s Global Products Division which included SVB Asset Management, investments, international credit products, foreign exchange trading, trade finance, global treasury management and online banking.
During his tenure with Silicon Valley Bank, Selfridge has also served as the division manager for the commercial bank’s activities in the Northeast, was a senior credit officer for the entire Southeast region and senior vice president of Silicon Valley Bank’s International Group. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Selfridge worked in corporate banking for HSBC and loan audit group for Wells Fargo Bank.
Selfridge currently serves on the advisory board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the official export credit agency of the U.S. government, which was responsible for authorizing $12.6 billion in financing to support an estimated $16 billion of U.S. exports in 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of the Housing Trust of Santa Clara and the advisory boards for both the Bay Area chapter of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Santa Clara University’s business school. Selfridge holds a bachelor of science degree from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, and a master’s of business administration from the University of San Francisco.