Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group (LSG) has expanded its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area by hiring Derek Scalf as vice president.

Scalf will be responsible for leading business development and growing existing client relationships.

“In recent months, we’ve made key hires and realigned existing roles as we’ve expanded the presence and capabilities of LSG,” said Rob Lake, senior director of Bridge Bank’s Life Sciences Group. “I am excited for the impact that Derek will have on our team during the 38th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference and look forward to him being an integral part of our team in serving and growing our Bay Area-based portfolio.”

Scalf joins Bridge Bank with nearly 10 years of experience in working with small to mid-market companies and has served as vice president at Silicon Valley Bank, and most recently at Wells Fargo Bank, in the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice where he managed a portfolio of client relationships and lead business development.