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Brad Smith

Managing Director, Equity Funds Group

Brad manages the Equity Funds Group and provides banking solutions to venture capital and private equity firms, funds and management companies. Over the course of his 20-year banking career, he has served in a variety of roles at leading financial institutions. Prior to joining Square 1, Brad was a senior vice president and manager of Wells Fargo’s Venture Services Group which he formed and developed as part of the technology and venture banking division in Northern California. He also held positions with Greater Bay Bancorp’s Venture Banking Group and Comerica’s tech and life sciences divisions. He earned a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University. Brad joined Square 1 in 2014.

Outside the Square

  • Frequently visits Roudon-Smith Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains that his family once owned.
  • Loves to bodysurf and snow ski as well as play ping pong and beach volleyball.
  • Enjoys family vacations in Hawaii.


  • Equity Funds Group


  • National


2420 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

P: 650.543.2725

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