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Katherine Andersen

Katherine L. Andersen

Managing Director, Life Science & Healthcare

Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ: SIVB)


Katherine Andersen is a Managing Director in the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice at Silicon Valley Bank, where she manages the late stage Life Science and Healthcare team in the Northeast.

Prior to SVB, Katherine was a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank leading the Life Sciences business development and relationship management efforts for the New England region. Before that, she was a Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance (WFCF) focused on front-end business development and underwriting of structured loans (primarily middle market, including asset based, cash flow, enterprise, and recurring revenue), ultimately totaling over $3.0B in commitments for WFCF. While at Wells Fargo, she earned several awards, including the bank’s prestigious “Golden Spoke” or top performance award. Prior to Wells, she held various positions across mergers and acquisitions, finance, equity derivatives, audit, and management while at Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG), Merrill Lynch Global Markets & Investment Banking (GMI), GE Corporate and GE Capital Corporation (GECC).

Katherine graduated from Virginia Tech in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics (double major). She has also completed the Wells Fargo Transformational Leadership Program, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the GE Capital Financial Management Program (FMP). 

Away from work, Katherine enjoys volunteering (she is a member of the American Cancer Society’s Corporate Council in Boston), endurance sports (marathon running, triathlons, cycling), frequenting Europe and Turks & Caicos with her family, volunteering, and baking epic birthday cakes for her three kids.