As the head of relationship management, John China is constantly—and enthusiastically—making connections between entrepreneurs, investors, the Fortune 500, bankers, and even winemakers. John and his team are responsible for building strong relationships within the innovation sector and helping Silicon Valley Bank’s technology-focused clients achieve growth and scalability in a competitive, global environment. John is a member of the company’s executive committee and he manages SVB’s eight U.S. regions specializing in software and hardware. He also oversees venture capital and private equity services, private banking, wealth management, and corporate finance activities, in addition to the premium wine division. John is a member of the advisory board of DEMO and serves on the boards of ASTIA, a global community focused on the success of women-led, high-growth ventures, and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce. John earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and he is learning to kite surf.