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Barbara Kamm

Barbara Kamm is executive vice president of Silicon Valley Bank, a $4.6-billion commercial bank which serves early-stage and middle-market technology and life science companies. Kamm is also managing director of Angels and Incubators, responsible for implementing the bank's national strategy for angels, incubators and corporate investors.

Prior to taking on Angels and Incubators, Kamm was group manager of strategic products and services, a position with broad responsibilities in cash management, executive banking, real estate, supply chain services and international, commercial, specialty and vendor financing. Before becoming group manager, she was the bank's chief administrative officer.

Kamm is a member of the bank's Managing and Investment committees. She is also a board and executive committee member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.

Kamm previously served as executive vice president and group manager in Southern California for Silicon Valley Bank. In this position, she was responsible for the Southern California Technology Division, the Religious Financial Resources Division and the Entertainment Division. During her time in Southern California, Kam was active in the community, serving as chairman of the advisory board of UCI ACCELERATE Technology SBDC and sitting on the boards of UCSD CONNECT, the Southern California Entrepreneurship Academy and Orange County United Way.

Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Kamm opened and managed the Orange County office of the National Bank of Long Beach, where she specialized in corporate lending and international trade financing. She also previously served as president of Dioptics Medical Products, an Irvine-based manufacturer and distributor. Earlier positions include work for Marine National Bank and First Interstate Bank.

Kamm received a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management and an bachelor's in communications from Stanford University. She is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington.


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