Join this “Rockstar” event to hear Katherine Andersen, Head of Life Science & Healthcare, and Laura Scott, Head of Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Life Science, present SVB’s 2021 year-in-review around key investment and exit trends for the Healthcare industry. They will also spend some time on providing some guidance around professional opportunities in banking and will leave time for audience Q&A at the end. Registration is for WEST MEMBERS ONLY and will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants to ensure an intimate experience.
Katherine Andersen serves as Head of Life Science & Healthcare at SVB. She also sits on the Board of Directors for SVB’s Joint Venture in China, SPD Silicon Valley Bank. 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 focused on front-end business development and underwriting of structured loans. Prior to Wells, she held various positions across mergers and acquisitions, finance, equity derivatives, audit, and management while at Affiliated Managers Group, Merrill Lynch, GE Corporate Audit Staff and GE Capital. Katherine has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Virginia Tech. She has also completed Dartmouth’s Tuck Executive Leadership and Strategic Impact Program, Wells Fargo’s Transformational Leadership Program, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the GE Capital Financial Management Program. Away from work, Katherine serves on the Finance Advisory Board for Virginia Tech, the Board of Directors for WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology), member of CEOs Against Cancer, an American Cancer Society program, and as Chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Corporate Council. She also enjoys endurance sports, traveling with her family, and baking epic birthday cakes for her three kids.
Laura Scott oversees business development and relationship management in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets for Silicon Valley Bank’s Life Science practice. From offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia and northern Virginia, her team builds client relationships, advises companies on strategic growth, and tailors financial services/solutions with a focus on debt financing for companies across all life science sectors and life stages. In her 20 years with Silicon Valley Bank, Laura has developed a wide range of relationships supporting growth in the global technology and life science innovation ecosystem. Having held prior leadership roles at Flagship Bank & Trust, Fleet Bank, and Bank of New England she brings 30 years of commercial banking experience including venture debt, asset based lending, real estate lending, structured finance, securitizations, portfolio management, credit policy, and turnaround management. Laura resides in Boston and holds a BA in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University.