Business 100 - 2013

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Mark Gallagher/Silicon Valley Bank

Mark Gallagher is managing director at Silicon Valley Bank in Boston and is the bank’s senior sales and business development professional in the Northeast, with over fourteen years with the company. A native of Dublin, Mark graduated from University College Dublin with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science, and with an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

Mark is a trustee for the Massachusetts Technology and Leadership Council and is the recipient of the 2013 Boston Irish Business Association’s Irish American Business Award.  He was the winner of the Silicon Valley Bank President’s Club in 2009 and 2011.

Gallagher became a U.S citizen in 2007, and speaks fondly of being Irish in America: “I am always amazed at how warm the welcome is here and how quickly you are accepted. Whether I am in America or Ireland I always feel like I am home.”

Mark lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife, Michelle, and his three children, Jack, Cormac and Annie.