Phil Cox and Ryan Edwards with Silicon Valley Bank and Leib Bolel with Grayhawk Capital
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world.
With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.
Phil Cox is the Chief Operations Officer of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and is responsible for SVB’s core operations, enterprise project management, client service and information technology teams. Since joining SVB in 2009, Phil has led the establishment of SVB’s UK Branch banking business, as well as its operations in Ireland, Israel, and Germany.
Phil brings a wealth of experience and leadership to SVB. Previously, he was the Head of Commercial Banking at Bank of Scotland in London, a division of Lloyds Banking Group. In this role, Phil was responsible for relationship management, origination and operational aspects of the business.
Prior to that, Phil was with the NatWest/RBS Group for 23 years and held a variety of positions, including Managing Director of Transport and Infrastructure Finance, Regional Managing Director of the North of England Region and the same position for the South West and Wales business.
Phil is both ACIB (Chartered Institute of Bankers) and AMCT (Corporate Treasurers) qualified. He enjoys travel, photography, fishing and skiing and is a qualified coach in both Rugby and Cricket.
Ryan Edwards is the Managing Director of Technology Banking for Silicon Valley Bank in Tempe, AZ, covering Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Providing opportunities for technology companies to grow, raise capital, and elevate their business through the use of SVB’s network and decades of time in the industry.
Through 18 years in the banking industry and 13 years with SVB, Ryan has helped early stage through public companies in the hardware, software and medical device markets.
Ryan works closely with entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses.
Grayhawk Capital is a venture capital firm founded in 1999 providing capital to outstanding early growth stage companies. The partners of Grayhawk Capital have experience managing 11 venture funds, totaling more than $600 million with a collective 80+ years of experience.
Grayhawk’s investment philosophy has remained consistent through the years in targeting companies with characteristics including; Serial entrepreneurs and exceptional management teams – Dynamic, rapidly growing technology markets – Innovative and disruptive product offerings.
Sector focuses include, cloud/SaaS, security, enterprise & application software, business intelligence, healthcare IT, and financial.
Leib Bolel is a Partner at Grayhawk Capital and is active in the venture capital community sitting on the boards of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and the Arizona Fund Managers Association.
Prior to joining Grayhawk Capital, Leib was the President and CEO the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance.
With over a decade of experience in the area of business development, fundraising, startups, marketing, and general operations management, Leib has been instrumental in building organizations from the ground up.