leads Silicon Valley Bank’s Technology practice in New England
Mark Gallagher leads Silicon Valley Bank’s Technology practice in New England, working with high growth innovation companies in the region.
Gallagher has provided financial services to venture capital funds and technology and life science companies for the majority of his career. He has been with SVB for 14 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the head of business development in New England. He spent several years running SVB’s Northeast Life Science practice and held senior roles in the Technology practice. A supporter and champion of the New England technology community, Gallagher serves on the board of overseers for The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MTLC) and previously served as a Board Member for the Center for Innovation and Change Leadership at Suffolk University.
Prior to joining SVB in 2000, Gallagher spent 3 years at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in Dublin, Ireland and ABN AMRO Corporate Finance (Ireland) Ltd. He also worked for Kepak Group Ltd.
A native of Ireland, Gallagher is a member of SVB’s Ireland task force. He was recognized in 2014 as one of the Top 20 Irish Born Business Leaders in the US by The Irish Independent and in 2013 as one of the Top 100 Irish American Business Leaders by Irish America magazine.
Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from University College in Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from Trinity College, also in Dublin. He received a diploma in Italian from Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy. He is married with three young children, all of whom run rings around him!