Daren is a Senior Vice President in Bridge Bank’s Business Escrow Services Group and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of M&A escrow and payments transactions. He builds relationships with the private equity, venture capital, legal and M&A communities nationwide. Daren has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in corporate trust, escrow and payment services.
Before joining Bridge Bank, Daren was a Senior Director and Relationship Manager at SRS Acquiom where he was initially responsible for managing the Acquiom M&A Escrow and Payments business line and was instrumental in the development of the Clearinghouse online payment system. Later, Daren managed the firm’s largest corporate relationships including three of the top 15 Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President at NES Financial and responsible for corporate escrow opportunities, specializing in EB-5 escrow administration services. Before that, he was instrumental in launching and managing JPMorgan’s West Coast Escrow Services Group, establishing it as one of the largest providers of M&A-related payment and escrow services on the West Coast. He also managed both municipal and corporate trust groups at The Bank of New York.
Daren received his Executive MBA from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University.
Business Escrow Services
Bridge Bank’s Business Escrow Services is a specialized, trusted resource for leading law firms, investment bankers and corporate finance firms. The group’s in-depth experience combines with expert, personalized service and innovative banking options to meet the needs of clients nationwide. The group tailors services for mergers and acquisitions, private placements, indemnification, or business escrow requiring paying agent services. Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, which is the primary subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $60 billion in assets. Western Alliance is #2 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2021 and ranks high year after year on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Banks.” Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking and financial services divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.