CIBC Innovation Banking expands Denver team and increases management and coverage levels

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DENVER AND TORONTO — CIBC Innovation Banking is pleased to announce today that Ron Singh is joining the team as Managing Director at CIBC Innovation Banking’s Denver office. With over 20 years of industry experience in business development, deal structuring and team leadership, Ron brings his breadth of talents to CIBC Innovation Banking at an important time in the continued evolution of the group, because it supports the growth ambitions of hundreds of existing and emerging startups. in the zone. Ron comes from Bank of America in Denver, where he was Senior Vice President.

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“I look forward to having an immediate impact on the mountain region,” said Ron Singh, Managing Director of CIBC Innovation Banking‘s Denver office. “In four short years, CIBC Innovation Banking has become the second largest lender to US Series AC life sciences and technology companies. Our ecosystem thrives on agility, commitment and experience, and I know I’ve found the right fit in CIBC Innovation Banking.

As the company continues to expand its presence, CIBC Innovation Banking is also announcing the following appointments in key markets:

  • Sean Duffy, who joined the group in 2021 as Managing Director with the opening of its UK office, has been appointed Head, UK and Europe, CIBC Innovation Banking.
  • Joe Hammer, Managing Director of the Boston office of CIBC Innovation Banking, has been promoted to Co-Head, Life Sciences and Healthcare. Menlo Park’s managing director, Jeff Chapman, continues to serve as head of life sciences and healthcare, a position he held since before CIBC acquired Wellington Financial LP in 2018.
  • Paul McKinlay, a Toronto-based managing director covering the growth equity sector, has taken on the added responsibility of being the Canadian market leader, CIBC Innovation Banking. Paul joined Wellington Financial LP in 2013 as a partner.
  • In New York, Caroline Tkatschow has been promoted to Executive Director, CIBC Innovation Banking. Caroline joined the group in 2018 in Toronto from CIBC’s middle market investment banking group. She transferred to the New York office in 2021.

“Our bank strives to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists,” added Mark McQueen, President and Executive Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Banking. “These steps demonstrate our continued commitment to ensuring the innovation economy is well funded, especially during these volatile markets.” McQueen continued, “As we continue to develop and grow our team in each key market, we will build on this successful combination of internal promotion and external recruiting. If you’re looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity, with a fun, experienced team and clear career potential, look no further than CIBC.

About CIBC Innovation Banking

CIBC Innovation Banking provides strategic advice, cash management and financing to innovative companies in North America, the UK and selected European countries at every stage of their business cycle, from start-up to IPO and beyond. With offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, London, Menlo Park, Montreal, New York, Reston, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, the team has extensive experience and a strong collaborative approach that spans the all of CIBC’s commercial and capital banking services. markets businesses.

For more information, please contact CIBC Innovation Banking at [email protected]

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