Bob D'Acquisto Joins Bridge Bank as Senior Vice President, Market Manager

Mr. D'Acquisto to Manage Sales and Marketing in San Francisco and Pacific Northwest Regions


SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 6, 2012) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, National Association, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that Bob D'Acquisto has joined the bank as senior vice president and market manager of the San Francisco and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S. Mr. D'Acquisto will be responsible for building the bank's portfolio of clients, in addition to serving existing clients in the regions.

"Bob is an accomplished and respected banker," said Michael Field, executive vice president and Technology Division manager at Bridge Bank. "With his deep experience in providing capital solutions to small- and middle-market companies, we're confident that he'll bring tremendous value to the entire Bridge Bank community." Mr. D'Acquisto will be stationed in the bank's San Francisco office located on Market Street, and will be responsible for developing new client relationships for both the Technology Banking and Capital Finance Divisions of Bridge Bank. In addition, Mr. D'Acquisto will work to expand the bank's current network of venture capital partners and other professional service providers.

Mr. D'Acquisto added, "I'm very enthused to be joining the Bridge Bank team, and especially during such an exciting period of growth and expansion. Bridge Bank has tremendous opportunity to deliver value not only in the Bay Area, but throughout the nation, and I'm pleased to help Bridge reach its full potential." Mr. D'Acquisto was most recently with AvidBank where he was senior vice president in the bank's Corporate Finance group. Previously, Mr. D'Acquisto was a founder and Managing Director of Snowbird Capital, a private equity mezzanine fund, and was Vice President with First Capital, an asset-based lending finance company. Mr. D'Acquisto has also founded and worked with early and late-stage technology software companies. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from Santa Clara University, and served on the board of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and is a founding member of the San Francisco chapter of Opus Connect.

Bridge Bank is dedicated to meeting the needs of both technology and traditional companies throughout the nation, with offices in Silicon Valley, Dallas, Reston and Boston. Most recently, the bank expanded its sales presence to the Southeast region and also launched a new banking practice -- the Energy and Infrastructure Group -- to serve developers and firms throughout the country who are focused on sustainable energy projects.

Bob D'Acquisto can be reached at 415.508.2507 or by email at

About Bridge Capital Holdings
Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association -- a full-service professional business bank dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle market and emerging technology businesses. 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. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at

About Bridge Bank, National Association
Bridge Bank, National Association is a full-service professional business bank dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle market, and emerging technology businesses. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. With a growing nationwide web of offices and a correspondent banking network that stretches worldwide, Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division serves venture-backed and non venture-backed companies from inception through IPO, and companies focused on renewable energy projects. Additionally, the bank's Capital Finance Division provides asset-based lending solutions companies from a variety of business sectors. 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. For additional information, visit

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