Danielle Conkling is the director of corporate social responsibility and ESG (environmental, social and governance) and serves as the ESG program office lead for Silicon Valley Bank. Her unique role at SVB combines her passion for giving back to the community with her extensive experience in advising entrepreneurs and leaders in the innovation economy.
Based in Menlo Park, California, her leadership of program office ESG efforts advances the sustainability and ethical impact of the company’s investments and operations. Danielle’s responsibility over corporate citizenship guides oversight of the many ways in which SVB strives to be a catalyst for doing good in the world through corporate philanthropy, employee giving and volunteering, and community engagement. In addition, she directs compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which encourages banks to help meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income individuals.
Before her current position, Danielle focused on the financial needs of high potential growth clients, including founders, executives and investors. Before joining SVB, she worked at JPMorgan Chase, where she managed an affluent private wealth client base, as well as in private banking positions at Citigroup and Bank of America.
Danielle holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Georgetown University. Giving back both on and off the job, Danielle is a regional board advisory member of BUILD, which provides entrepreneurial experience to young people in underresourced communities, and of Girls Leadership, a nonprofit organization whose workshops and training programs equip young girls to develop the power of their voice.
Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys skiing, hiking and whitewater rafting. An avid traveler, she prefers off-the-beaten-path destinations — her travels have taken her to Japan, Iceland and Morocco.