Silicon Valley Bank, a division of First Citizens Bank, announced that 20-year healthcare financing industry veteran Jennifer Friel Goldstein has been appointed Head of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for Life Science and Healthcare (LSHC) banking.
Based in the Bay Area, Goldstein reports to 30-year SVB leader Joan Parsons, Head of Technology and Healthcare Banking.
Through its nationwide Life Science and Healthcare practice, SVB provides specialized banking services, debt-financing solutions, industry partnerships, and market insights to companies and investors across these sectors. Working with SVB’s Life Science and Healthcare leadership team, Goldstein will identify market opportunities to connect VC and industry stakeholders to SVB’s clients and prospects.
Since joining SVB in 2012, Goldstein has held a variety of leadership positions across the Life Science and Healthcare practice where she played key roles in developing SVB’s biotech practice, supporting the expansion into investment banking, and revitalizing the approach to coordinated business development Most recently, she was a managing partner with venture investing firm SVB Capital, where she launched and led its first dedicated Life Sciences investment team. Prior to joining SVB, Goldstein served as a director on Pfizer’s venture capital team, where she helped lead or co-lead investments into several life sciences companies and served as a management consultant at Bain & Co., focused on private equity projects across Europe.
Goldstein graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an MBA from the Wharton School, where she was named a Joseph Wharton Fellow.