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Ryan Dammeyer

Senior Managing Director Technology & Innovation

Ryan Dammeyer is senior managing director in Bridge Bank’s Technology Banking Group. Based in Bridge Bank’s Chicago office, Ryan is responsible for relationship management and business development covering the Eastern and Midwest United States for the Bank’s Technology Banking Group and manages teams in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C and Atlanta. He is also a member of Bridge Bank’s loan committee and is a member of the Technology and Innovation Strategic Leadership Team.  

Ryan has spent his entire career working with entrepreneurs to find business development and capital solutions to fuel growth. Prior to his current roles at Bridge Bank and Square 1 (where he was the head of the Structured Finance Group), he served as CFO for Liquidus Marketing, Inc., a venture backed digital marketing firm. Prior to Liquidus, he spent nearly a decade at Silicon Valley Bank holding increasingly responsible roles, culminating as deal team leader for the Midwest market. Other professional experience includes serving as a director for a specialty finance hedge fund focused on providing high coupon/minimally dilutive debt to late stage high-growth companies.  He is also an investing principal at Open Prairie Rural Opportunity Fund.  

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the O’Neill School in Public Finance with a minor in Economics and has a Foundation Certificate from the Kelley School of Business both at Indiana University in Bloomington.  He is an Emeritus member of the Distinguished Alumni council where he served from 2014-2018 at the O’Neill School.  He also continues to be involved in activities related to IU Ventures.

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Bridge Bank’s Technology Finance group provides flexible financial solutions to emerging, mid- and late-stage technology companies throughout the U.S. The Technology Finance group works with venture- and non-venture-backed companies from inception through IPO and beyond. The team’s expertise includes startup banking and spans multiple verticals, including e-commerce, digital marketing, mobile, clean- and green-tech, telecommunications, infrastructure and more. Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based 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.