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August 04, 2015 12:13 AM ET


Company Overview of Square 1 Bank

Company Overview

Square 1 Bank provides commercial banking services and financial services to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The company offers venture capital, treasury management, and trade finance products and services, as well as credit solutions. It also provides investment products, such as treasuries, agencies, commercial paper, and corporate bonds; and cash management solutions for corporations and their institutional investors. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Durham, North Carolina with additional offices in Austin, Boston, Boulder, Durham, Los Angeles, McLean, New York metro, Palo Alto, San Diego, and Seattle. Square 1 Bank operates as a subsidiary of Square 1 Financial, Inc...

406 Blackwell Street

Suite 240

Durham, NC 27701

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Square 1 Bank

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer of Square 1 Financial Inc and President of Square 1 Financial Inc
Age: 57
Founder and President of Square 1 East
Founding Member and Assistant Chief Credit Officer
Founder and Managing Director of Mid-Atlantic South Region
Founding Member and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Square 1 Bank Key Developments

Square 1 Bank Announces Executive Appointments

Square 1 Bank announced that it has strengthened its New England team with the addition of several key hires to support the commercial banking needs of entrepreneurs and investors in the region, including Julianne Tamasy as senior vice president and Jeff Griffor as managing director. Tamasy joined Square 1 Bank as senior vice president, Venture Capital Services, and focuses her efforts on meeting the unique needs of private equity and venture capital firms. She brings more than 15 years of banking experience, including most recently, her role as senior managing director of foreign exchange at First Republic Bank. As managing director of the region's life sciences practice, Griffor leads the team's efforts to expand the life sciences banking practice throughout the New England venture capital ecosystem. He joins Square 1 from Comerica Bank, where he served as senior vice president and assistant group manager of the technology and life sciences division. Prior to Comerica, he spent nearly 15 years at Lighthouse Capital Partners, a privately held venture debt fund, where he last served as managing director. Recent hires in the region also include Shannon O'Brien as vice president, technology banking, and Scott Hansen, vice president, life sciences. O'Brien brings a strong background in finance with a specific focus on servicing life sciences and technology clients. Her past experience includes vice president at Silicon Valley Bank, as well as roles in trade operations and accounting with Boston hedge fund Highfields Capital Management LP. Hansen joins Square 1 Bank with extensive corporate finance and proven industry experience, including several years servicing healthcare clients. Most recently, Hansen was a vice president on the healthcare investment banking team at BMO Capital Markets, where he spent five years leading sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and equity capital raises and other strategic advisory engagements.

Square 1 Bank Announces Management Appointments

Square 1 Bank announced the addition of new hires, Jay McNeil as managing director and Nick Honigman as vice president, to help lead its life sciences banking efforts. Based in Square 1 Bank's newest office in St. Louis Park, MN, the team supports the commercial banking needs of entrepreneurs and venture capital firms in the Midwest. McNeil comes to Square 1 Bank from Silicon Valley Bank, where he founded and served as managing director of the Midwest life sciences practice. Honigman joins Square 1 with proven industry and regional experience, including over ten years of experience servicing life sciences clients. Most recently, Honigman was vice president alongside McNeil at Silicon Valley Bank, where he played a key role in establishing the Midwest life sciences practice.

Square 1 Bank Appoints Randy Churchill as Senior Vice President

Square 1 Bank announced that Randy Churchill has joined as senior vice president to help lead its technology banking efforts in Los Angeles and Orange County. Churchill brings over 25 years of banking, legal, consulting and business development experience to his new role. Churchill joins Square 1 Bank from Cooley LLP where he was a member of the founding team and served as senior vice president of business development in the firm's Los Angeles office.

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