Bridge Bank promoted Bill Wickline to managing director and head of the life sciences group. The group provides term and revolving credit facilities to life sciences companies for a variety of purposes, including capital, working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

“LSG has been on a trajectory of significant growth and with recent key new hires in major markets our team is now strategically positioned to expand our service and success in life sciences,” Wickline said. “I look forward to leading our team to the next phase.”

Wickline co-founded the group in 2015. Prior to his promotion, he served as senior vice president, director of portfolio management, where he was responsible for establishing the group’s underwriting policies and leading the portfolio management team. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, he also held a leadership role in the underwriting and portfolio management group at Oxford Finance.

“I look forward to seeing Bill take on the leadership role of the life sciences team,” Dan Myers, CEO of Bridge Bank, said. “Bill and his team are in a prime position to continue growing and expanding the presence and capabilities of the group.”