Chris Stedman is Group Head of Relationship Banking for SVB. In this role, he manages the teams in the Southwest, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and Mid-Atlantic Markets, along with the Sales Origination team. He continues to manage venture investor and influencer relationships as part of this role, helping to build a bridge between the Bay Area and these outlying markets.
Previously, Stedman was Head of Business Development for SVB, responsible for four distinct teams that built relationships and developed new business across the SVB platform; venture capital relationship management, sales origination, corporate venturing, and analytics.
Prior to that he was the head of SVB’s venture capital and private equity relationship management team, managing the organization’s network of relationships with venture capital and private equity firms and their partners. Stedman has held several other leadership roles within SVB Financial Group during his 18 year tenure. Previously, as head of relationship management for Silicon Valley Bank’s western division, Stedman was responsible for the sales teams in the technology and life science segments across California. He also served as a senior credit officer, responsible for risk management across multiple business units.