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Diane Earle

EVP, Chief Credit Officer

Diane leads Square 1’s credit department, providing guidance and leadership to help maintain the quality of the loan portfolio through credit information and loan policies and procedures. She has been lending to technology and life science companies since 2001, holding positions with GE Life Sciences Finance and Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Before Square 1, she spent over 15 years in banking as a commercial lender focused on middle market and small corporate businesses. Diane holds a BA in Economics from Fairfield University. Diane joined Square 1 in 2010.

Outside the Square

  • Is a PADI-certified scuba diver.
  • Will only purchase (and drive) convertibles.
  • Played on a ladies’ USTA tennis team that won sectionals.


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