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Joe Dague

SVP, Life Sciences

Joe manages client relationships in the life sciences portfolio throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Joe has over 15 years of experience lending to high-growth technology, life sciences and healthcare companies. Prior to joining Square 1, he worked for Bridge Bank, Oxford Finance and Snowbird Capital. Joe began his career as a middle market banker holding credit and relationship management positions at M&T Bank and Wells Fargo. He holds CFA, CAIA and PRM charters and earned his MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Politics from Princeton University. Joe joined Square 1 in 2017.

Outside the Square

  • Married to a citizen of Mauritius (the only known home of the dodo bird and other rare creatures).
  • Finally broke a 25-year habit of compulsive knuckle cracking in 2015.
  • Adopted a bonded pair of rescue dogs – one is remarkably bright and the other is remarkably slow.


  • Life Sciences


  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast


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