Bridge Bank Hires Berry to Expand Technology Banking Team

Bridge Bank expanded its technology banking team by hiring Jon Berry as senior vice president. Berry will be responsible for growing and managing the bank’s portfolio of technology clients in the Austin, TX, market in addition to building a team and establishing a loan production office.

“Bridge Bank has an excellent opportunity to expand its presence in Austin — an area rich in companies focused on innovation,” Berry said. “I look forward to leading this growth effort and building a team to serve and grow the portfolio.”

Berry joined Bridge Bank from Pacific Western Bank, where he was senior vice president in the bank’s venture banking group, a business line acquired through the 2015 acquisition of Square 1 Bank, where he was responsible for portfolio management and expansion.

“Jon’s reputation and successful track record of delivering banking solutions to growing companies make him a great fit for our team and for our future growth model,” Matt Wysong, regional director of Bridge Bank’s Mountain West-based technology banking group, said.

Berry has more than 17 years of experience in banking and has spent most of his career supporting the innovation sector in Austin. In addition to Pacific Western Bank, he has held positions at Square 1 Bank and Comerica Bank.

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