Paul Jennings is head of Product Advisory Services at Silicon Valley Bank. Paul has responsibility for the Bank’s foreign exchange and interest rate market advisory sales, and is also part of the SVB Ireland strategy group, which expects a lending commitment of $100 million to the fast-moving Irish technology and life science sectors. He is a board member of the Boston Irish Business Association, the winner of the Silicon Valley Bank President’s Club in 2011 and 2012, and the recipient of the Irish Voice newspaper’s Dreamer of Dreams in 2000.
Born in Warrenpoint, Co. Down, and raised in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Paul is a graduate of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Co. Antrim, and maintains an active involvement in the UU New England alumni group. He is on the board of the American Friends of the University of Ulster.
Paul lives in Wellesley, Mass. with his wife, Aine, and his three children, Catherine, Maura, and Neil.
“I’ve gained so much from being in the U.S.,” said Paul, who became an American citizen in 1997. He adds, “Being Irish, I have a strong sense of giving back and helping others. It’s in the Irish DNA to give back when you can.”