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Jennifer Friel Goldstein Head of Western Region, Accelerator, and Strategic Advisory, Life Sciences and Healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank

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Jennifer Friel Goldstein, BSE/MB/MBA, is a managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's Life Science and Healthcare practice.

Based in San Francisco, Jennifer is responsible for Healthcare across all sectors on the West Coast, runs the National Accelerator for Healthcare, and serves as the Head of our Biotechnology and Diagnostics Practice. She is also focused on Corporate Venture initiatives across the bank within the Healthcare vertical. Jennifer and her teams focus on banking, capital, and relationship solutions for our Healthcare clients of all life stages.


Jennifer joined SVB after a successful tenure at Pfizer, where she served as a Director on Pfizer's Venture Capital team.  While a consultant at Bain & Company in London, Jennifer focused on private equity deals. She has also had diverse operational and research experience at companies such as Chiron, Genelabs and Genencor.


Jennifer brings over 15 years of investing, banking, business development, portfolio management, and consulting experience as well as a biotechnology background to the team. She graduated magna cum laude with a BSE in Bioengineering and a Master's of Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer was also named a Joseph Wharton Fellow while completing her MBA at the Wharton School.


In her free time, Jennifer enjoys remaining involved with SpringBoard Enterprises, serving on the board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Silicon Valley, and spending time with her husband and their twin children who keep them on their toes!