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Sean Lynden

EVP, Banking West

Sean is responsible for the credit quality of Square 1’s portfolios in the Bay Area and Pacific Southwest. Before Square 1, he spent over 13 years at Silicon Valley Bank where he served in a variety of roles including sales, credit, risk management and strategic planning. He also worked for Gold Hill Capital, a venture debt firm based in San Jose, for over 10 years. Sean 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


  • Pacific Northwest
  • Northern California
  • Pacific Southwest


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Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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