Bridge Bank Welcomes David Jackson as Senior Vice President and SBA Group Manager


SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that David Jackson has joined its SBA Lending Group as senior vice president and group manager.

David will be responsible for managing SBA lending for the bank which includes overseeing a team of relationship managers, credit analysts, and operations officers. Mr. Jackson comes to Bridge Bank with over 25 years of banking experience, and most recently served as senior vice president and group manager of Middle Market Lending for Comerica Bank. David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

"David has demonstrated the leadership and skills that will assist Bridge Bank in continuing to grow our SBA lending program," said Ralph Barnett, executive vice president and division manager of Bridge Bank's Real Estate Lending Division. "His experience in business lending and crafting solutions for small businesses will allow us to remain a leader in meeting the banking needs of our clients," he added.

"I am thrilled to be part of the Bridge Bank team," said David Jackson, senior vice president and group manager in Bridge Bank's SBA Lending Division. "My career has focused on providing excellent business banking solutions and I look forward to continuing that tradition by providing value added solutions for SBA prospects and customers," he added.

Recently, Bridge Bank was ranked as the third most active SBA loan producer in the San Francisco region, and in the top 5% for the state of California. The bank offers SBA loans, primarily the 7(a) and 504 loan products offered through the Small Business Administration, throughout the state of California, and has SBA loan representatives located throughout the state, including in the Bay Area and in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

About Bridge Bank, National Association

Recognized by The Findley Reports as a Super Premium Performing Bank, and designated "Superior" by BauerFinancial and IDC, Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages -- from inception to IPO and beyond. It's how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition. 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. Learn more at the new Follow us @BridgeBank.

About Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. 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. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to Sandler O'Neill's Class of 2012 "Sm-All Stars" -- a select group of 25 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at

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