SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SVB Private, a leading provider of private banking, wealth planning and fiduciary services for the innovation economy, today announced that tom fickinger joined Wealth Advisory West as Head of Wealth Advisory.

In his role, Fickinger will develop and manage teams of private wealth advisors on the West Coast as they comprehensively respond to client needs leveraging planning, lending, investment and banking services. He is one of three regional managers leading the Wealth Advisory business alongside Rich Jaffehead of Wealth Advisory Northeast, and Ro Mehrotra, head of Wealth Advisory Central & South.

“The West Coast is undoubtedly a critical geographic region where we continue to see innovation unfold and alongside it immense wealth creation,” said John Longley, Head of Private Bank, Wealth & Trust at SVB Private. “We are delighted to have Tom on board to lead our private wealth advisors in the region. With his experience leading high-calibre teams and his deep understanding of the wealth management needs of investors and innovators , we will continue to grow as a trusted partner for our clients at every step of their unique financial journey.”

Fickinger brings more than three decades of banking and wealth management experience to SVB Private, having served as president of the Northern California region at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, where he led teams responsible for providing investment management, trust services, wealth and estate planning, and private banking services for individuals, families, family offices and foundations. Fickinger also held key leadership positions at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, including heading the company’s Pacific Northwest division.

Fickinger holds a BA from Penn State University and is Chair of the Jameson Humane Capital Campaign in Napa, California.

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