Managing Director, Head of Life Science, Central US
Silicon Valley Bank
Ben Johnson is a Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank, and currently oversees the bank’s Life Science business unit for the Central United States, which consists of five Life Science commercial banking professionals residing in both Minneapolis and Denver.
Ben is in his ninth year at SVB, and during his tenure he has either originated or refinanced over $1 billion in loan commitments to hundreds of innovative companies in the life science and technology sectors. Prior to SVB Ben held various roles in commercial and private banking for Wells Fargo and US Bank. Ben received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
A fourth generation Minnesotan, Ben resides in the Twin Cities where he and his wife, Erin, enjoy a variety of family activities with their three boys including boating, fishing, tennis, golf, and youth hockey.