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Kirk Westbrook

VP - Tech Banking Group

US Bank

Mr. Westbrook has over 20 years of debt and equity finance experience which began with Silicon Valley Bank, where he worked in all lending areas, as well as managed an extensive portfolio in the workout group. Most recently, Mr. Westbrook was Managing Director of International Venture Fund, a seed stage equity fund he co-founded, helped raise and manage. He held board seats on four of IVF’s portfolio companies and was instrumental in the 2007 sale of AdOn Network, Inc. to Prime Visibility Media Group. He was also Founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of invencor, inc., which is a manager of several funds, both debt and equity, including IVF. He is a member of the executive committee of HiBEAM, a Hawaii based business accelerator, and graduate of San Jose State University.

 

Experience

VP - Tech Banking Group : US Bank - [2011-11 to Current]
Financial service provider to emerging growth and middle market companies with technology focused business models.

Founder, Managing Director : International Venture Fund - [2001-04 to 2001-04]
Mr. Westbrook is a co-founder and Managing Director of International Venture Fund (IVF). IVF is a Silicon Valley based seed stage venture fund with a portfolio including investments in Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, as well as Silicon Valley. Mr. Westbrook has or previously has held board seats on four of IVF's portfolio companies and he was instrumental in the sale of AdOn Network, Inc. to Prime Visibility Media Group in 2007. In addition management and investment activity, Mr. Westbrook is a reviewer of Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology grant submissions and has been an invited business plan judge throughout the southwest. He served for many years as a board member of the non-profit Hawaii Venture Capital Association and is a member of the executive committee of HiBEAM, a Hawaii based business accelerator.

Founder, Pres and CFO : invencor, inc. - [1997-04 to 1997-04]
Kirk Westbrook most recently was the President and CFO of invencor, inc., which manages several funds, both debt and equity (see IVF), and provides strategic consulting services to emerging, high growth companies. The focus is priamrlity in the Healthcare service and Information Technology spaces.

VP : Silicon Valley Bank - [1989-10 to 1997-04]
In 1989, Mr. Westbrook accepted a position with Silicon Valley Bank, a nationally recognized debt and equity provider which specializes in serving early stage, pre-profit technology companies, most of which are venture backed. While at Silicon Valley, Mr. Westbrook worked in all of the lending areas of the Bank, as well as managed an extensive portfolio for several years in the Bank’s workout group. His last position was as Vice President in the Bank's National Division, then one of the fastest growing divisions within the Bank, where he actively developed client and venture capital relationships in Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. He departed his post in April 1997 to form invencor, inc.

 

Education

BS, Management : San Jose State University - [ to 1989]