Silicon Valley Bank poaches new UK COO from Santander

By Daniel Lanyon on Tuesday 19 May 2020

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Patrick Flynn will focus on day-to-day operations of SVB across EMEA and the UK including streamlining systems and improving processes.

Silicon Valley Bank poaches new UK COO from Santander
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Silicon Valley Bank has appointed Patrick Flynn as its new Chief Operating Officer for UK and EMEA. 

Flynn, who will be based in London, is responsible for managing the bank’s operations, client service, technology and vendor management across the UK and Europe. 

He will report to Erin Platts, Head of EMEA and President of the SVB UK Branch. Patrick brings with him over 20 years of experience in financial services, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Santander Corporate and Investment.

Flynn will focus on day-to-day operations of SVB across EMEA and the UK including streamlining systems and improving processes. Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer at Santander Corporate and Investment Bank where he was responsible for Middle Office, Governance Operational Risk and Compliance, Business Management and Change, Technology and Operations. 

At Barclays Investment Bank he held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Global Finance Risk Solutions. He has also held senior operational roles at Nomura and Lehman Brothers.

Patrick started his career in the British Army as an Aircraft Engineering Officer where he served in a variety of front line and staff roles.  He holds a BEng in Electronic Systems Engineering as well as an MBA from Cranfield University.

Erin Platts, Head of EMEA and President of the SVB UK Branch said the firm was “very much open for business”. 

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