Kirk has over 20 years’ experience as an investment banker, commercial banker, business development executive, and venture investor. He has extensive experience with the full spectrum of corporate finance, including mergers, acquisitions and valuations, and has worked on transactions ranging in size from multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects to seed stage venture backed equipment financings.
Prior to joining Woodside Capital, Kirk was a Director of Newforth Partners, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the technology sector. Previously, Kirk has consulted with a number of development stage enterprise and specialty software companies in the broadband internetworking and video compression area and has assisted them in raising capital and forming strategic relationships with larger partners, such as Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems.
Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank where he was a core team member in forming its investment banking division. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Bloede was a Vice President at Lighthouse Capital Partners where he sourced and structured venture leasing transactions for early stage venture-backed companies. Representative clients included Foundry Networks, Critical Path, Redback Networks, and Symyx. Kirk also worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Smith Barney in New York, and in Project Finance for Bank of America in San Francisco. Kirk is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hiller Aviation Institute and Museum, a non-profit organization located in San Carlos, CA.
Kirk received a BA degree in International Relations from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business.