Rob Lake

Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences

Rob joined Runway Growth Capital in 2020 as Managing Director and Head of Life Sciences.

Prior to Runway, Rob was Managing Director, Life Sciences with Bridge Bank (a division of Western Alliance Bank), a commercial bank that provides venture debt, where he founded and built the life sciences practice. Prior to Bridge Bank, Rob served as Executive Director, credit and portfolio management for Oxford Finance, LLC, a venture debt lender, where he helped build out the west coast practice. Previously, he has held leadership positions with Silicon Valley Bank, Fifth Third Bank, FINOVA Capital Corporation, and the American Medical Association. In the past decade, Rob has deployed over $1.5 billion of debt to life sciences and health care companies.

Rob graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration from Aurora University.

  • Joined Runway in 2020 as Managing Director
  • Previously: Founder and Group Head of the Life Sciences Group at Bridge Bank (a division of Western Alliance Bank)
  • Previously: Executive Director, Credit and Portfolio Management at Oxford Finance, LLC
  • Previously: Vice President, Life Sciences at Silicon Valley Bank
  • Serves as Treasurer and Board Member for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a non-profit organization that provides reconstructive surgery for disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities caused by birth, accidents, abuse or disease

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