Daily News: November 6, 2012

D’Acquisto Joins Bridge Bank as SVP, Market Manager

Bridge Capital Holdings, whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced that Bob D’Acquisto has joined the bank as senior vice president and market manager of the San Francisco and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S. D’Acquisto will be responsible for building the bank’s portfolio of clients, in addition to serving existing clients in the regions.

“Bob is an accomplished and respected banker,” said Michael Field, executive vice president and Technology division manager at Bridge Bank. “With his deep experience in providing capital solutions to small- and middle-market companies, we’re confident that he’ll bring tremendous value to the entire Bridge Bank community.” D’Acquisto will be stationed in the bank’s San Francisco office located on Market Street, and will be responsible for developing new client relationships for both the Technology Banking and Capital Finance Divisions of Bridge Bank. In addition, D’Acquisto will work to expand the bank’s current network of venture capital partners and other professional service providers.

D’Acquisto added, “I’m very enthused to be joining the Bridge Bank team, and especially during such an exciting period of growth and expansion. Bridge Bank has tremendous opportunity to deliver value not only in the Bay Area, but throughout the nation, and I’m pleased to help Bridge reach its full potential.” D’Acquisto was most recently with AvidBank where he was senior vice president in the bank’s Corporate Finance group. Previously, D’Acquisto was a founder and managing director of Snowbird Capital, a private equity mezzanine fund, and was vice president with First Capital, an asset-based lending finance company. He has also founded and worked with early and late-stage technology software companies.

He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and is a founding member of the San Francisco chapter of Opus Connect.