Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Ms. Schwallie served as a portfolio manager for just over three years at Horizon Technology Finance. Her responsibilities included managing a large portfolio of technology, clean tech and life sciences relationships. Prior to joining Horizon, she spent seven years at Silicon Valley Bank and held various credit and portfolio management roles catering to life sciences companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ms. Schwallie will oversee LSG’s west coast underwriting and portfolio management activity to assist in the growth of Bridge Bank’s efforts to provide customized financial solutions to life sciences companies, including biotech, medical devices and pharma verticals.
Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley and based in San Jose, Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank focused on the needs of small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries, as well as emerging technology companies and the private equity community via financial solutions including growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, sustainable energy project finance, venture debt, treasury management, asset-based lending, SBA and commercial real estate loans, ESOP finance and a full line of international products and services.
Bridge Bank has eight offices in major markets across the country along with Western Alliance Bank’s robust national platform of specialized financial services.