Daily News: October 12, 2012

Bridge Bank Promotes Cook to Senior Vice President

Bridge Capital Holdings, whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced that Kelly Cook has been promoted to senior vice president and market manager of the Mid-Peninsula region in the Bay Area where he will be responsible for building the bank’s portfolio of clients, in addition to serving existing clients in the region.

Cook joined Bridge Bank in April 2012 as vice president and relationship manager. Before joining Bridge Bank, Cook was general partner and managing director at Costella Kirsch, a venture debt firm providing structured debt solutions to emerging technology companies, where he managed a debt portfolio of nearly $130 million. Prior to that, he was a sales director at Adobe Systems in San Jose where he managed an enterprise solutions sales team for the North American region.

“We’re pleased that Kelly has accepted this new assignment,” said Michael Field, executive vice president and Technology Division manager at Bridge Bank. “With his extensive background in sales and relationship management, Kelly is well-suited to assume a business development role here at Bridge Bank,” added Field. Cook will be stationed in the bank’s Palo Alto office on University Avenue and will be responsible for developing new client relationships for both the Technology Banking and Capital Finance Divisions of Bridge Bank. In addition, Cook will work to expand the bank’s current network of venture capital partners and other professional service providers.

Cook added, “With so many growing companies headquartered in Silicon Valley and, in particular, in the Mid-Peninsula region, there continues to be tremendous opportunity for Bridge Bank to provide banking and debt financing solutions to these dynamic enterprises. I’m thrilled to be challenged with this expansion initiative, in addition to having the opportunity to help more companies achieve their goals.”