SOURCE: Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings

September 03, 2014 09:00 ET

Bridge Bank Welcomes Alan Spurgin as Senior Vice President, Group Manager

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that Alan Spurgin has joined its Technology Banking Division as senior vice president and group manager. Based in Reston, Virginia, Mr. Spurgin will be responsible for the management and development of Bridge Bank's business activities in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States.

With an extensive background in corporate and investment banking in executive management and sales leadership roles, Mr. Spurgin brings over 25 years of experience in developing strategic partnerships, client relationships and bank portfolios. Most recently, Alan held leadership positions at Square 1 Bank where he managed the Technology and Life Sciences banking practice in the Eastern U.S., in addition to overseeing its asset-based lending and late stage/syndicated finance businesses. Alan holds a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics from University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He also attended the Duke Leadership Institute at Duke University.

"Alan's domain expertise and extensive network, coupled with his reputation as a professional and credible banker, is an incredibly valuable asset to the Bridge Bank team," said Michael Field, executive vice president and division manager of Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division. "In addition to his years of experience, he has also started his own enterprise, so he truly carries the entrepreneurial spirit that we look for," he added.

"Bridge Bank has developed an impressive platform serving growth companies across the country," said Mr. Spurgin. "I look forward to working with the team to continue our expansion in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast," he added.

About Bridge Bank, National Association

Recognized by The Findley Reports as a Super Premium Performing Bank, and designated "Superior" by BauerFinancial and IDC, Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. Our technology Banking division provides a broad range of financial solutions to venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages of business life. It's how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition. Bridge Bank's product offering includes growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities and treasury management solutions, along with a full line of international products and services and financing secured by domestic, government and foreign receivables. Learn more at the new Follow us @BridgeBank.

About Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on the NASDAQ stock market under the trading symbol BBNK. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to Sandler O'Neill's Class of 2012 "Sm-All Stars" -- a select group of 25 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at

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