Shez Samji

Silicon Valley Bank

Shez Samji is a Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank in Toronto. In his role, he works closely with existing and new venture capital and private equity firms across Canada, leveraging SVB’s specialized financing solutions to help them execute quickly. He also leads SVB’s relationships with public and late stage private companies in the Canadian Tech Sector, providing bespoke lending solutions, as well as guidance as an active and trusted partner to help clients succeed and quickly scale. With SVB, Shez is positioned to leverage his deep understanding of client needs to increase their value by parlaying the bank’s unique platform, unparalleled expertise and powerful global network.

Prior to SVB, Shez was a vice president at Third Eye Capital, Canada’s largest private debt and special situations investor. Shez has more than ten years of private equity and credit investing experience. He began his career at BMO Capital Partners, the Bank of Montreal’s principal investing division.

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