SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 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 Ryan Barringer, the bank's senior vice president of marketing and brand strategy, has been nominated and named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's annual 40 Under 40 list.

The 40 Under 40 list is comprised of professionals under the age of 40 who are impacting their industries and their communities from across every sector including, but not limited to: technology, health care, professional services, education, real estate, nonprofits, government, finance, clean tech and sports. The Business Journal's 2014 list was released today, December 12.

"It's great to be recognized by the Business Journal, and especially among such a high-achieving group of professionals," said Barringer. "And, I'm especially grateful to my team and the executives at Bridge Bank for their support and the opportunity to produce some impactful work," he added.

Ryan Barringer joined Bridge Bank in 2011 as vice president, marketing, and was promoted to senior vice president, marketing and brand strategy in 2012, responsible for the success of the bank's marketing program in the areas of communications, brand development, lead generation and sales support, advertising, and public relations. He recently led the effort to evolve the bank's brand, including the development of a new logo and tagline, along with a new corporate website. Earlier in 2014, this effort was recognized by the Western Independent Bankers Association, which named Bridge Bank Innovative 'Community Bank of the Year for Marketing and Branding Innovation.' Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Ryan was a member of the executive management team of a Silicon Valley-based credit union where he oversaw marketing and business development.

Ryan earned his MBA from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he also earned a fellowship as a founding member in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, along with a professional certificate in data-driven marketing. He earned his bachelor's degree at San Jose State University, and a professional certificate in marketing from U.C. Berkeley. 

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. Our technology banking division provides a broad range of financial solutions to venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages of business life. 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 2014 "Sm-All Stars" -- a select group of 35 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2.5 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at

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