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Ken LeDeit

Managing Director, Technology Banking

Ken manages the technology banking practice in the Bay Area. Ken has over 17 years of experience lending to venture-backed technology companies in Silicon Valley. He began his venture banking career at Silicon Valley Bank and from there, became an early member of Imperial Bank’s Emerging Growth Division (later acquired by Comerica Bank). Prior to joining Square 1, he held several senior positions including risk manager, team leader and assistant group manager at Imperial Bank and Comerica Bank. Ken graduated from San Jose State University where he received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Ken joined Square 1 in 2007.

Outside the Square

  • Is an avid adventure photographer. He has traveled to Uganda and Rwanda to photograph the mountain gorilla, Canada to photograph the polar bear and southern Africa to photograph the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo).
  • Plans to continue his wildlife bucket list with tigers in India.
  • Enjoys hiking and visiting national parks with his family.


  • Technology Banking


  • Northwest


2420 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

P: 650.543.2710

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