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Sean Lynden

EVP, Banking West

Sean leads Square 1’s banking practice along the West Coast and has more than 27 years of risk management and debt financing experience. Prior to this role, he was a senior risk manager where he was responsible for the credit quality of Square 1’s portfolios in the West and Chicago. Before Square 1, Sean spent over 13 years at Silicon Valley Bank; here, he served in a variety of roles including sales, credit, risk management and strategic planning. Sean also worked for Gold Hill Capital, a venture debt firm based in San Jose, for over 10 years. He holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. Sean joined Square 1 in 2015.

Outside the Square

  • Is the proud father of 8-year-old twin girls.
  • Flew over 300,000 miles over a two-year period when he worked for Gold Hill Capital.
  • Has played soccer for over 35 years.


  • Life Sciences
  • Technology Banking


  • Northwest
  • Pacific Southwest


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