SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) -   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 it has welcomed Mike Lederman back to the bank as senior vice president and technology banking manager in Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division.

Mr. Lederman will lead the bank's Technology Banking Division for the western region of the U.S., and will be responsible for managing the teams in his respective territories. Additionally, his responsibilities will include portfolio risk management, product development, credit quality, and talent acquisition. Mr. Lederman brings over a decade of technology banking experience to the bank, and most recently was managing director at Horizon Technology Finance. Before that, he spent over nine years with Bridge Bank, including three years as regional market manager in the Technology Banking Division, after beginning his career with Silicon Valley Bank. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics.

"During his prior employment at Bridge Bank, Mike was instrumental in growing the Technology Banking Division at our San Francisco office and also played a vital role in developing banking relationships with clients such as Pandora, StumbleUpon, Sungevity, and Aggregate Knowledge," said Peggy Bradshaw, executive vice president and chief banking officer at Bridge Bank. "Mike has an impressive track record in providing banking services and creative debt structures to technology companies at all stages of growth, and we are thrilled to have him back as Bridge Bank continues to execute on its strategic growth initiatives," she added.

"Bridge Bank is widely known for its dedication to building mutually beneficial relationships with clients and partners," said Mike Lederman, senior vice president and technology banking manager in Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Division. "I'm excited to rejoin Bridge Bank and help our clients achieve their goals through the bank's unique approach to business banking," he added.

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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