Tracy Isacke joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2014 and leads the company’s Corporate Relationship Management Group, which was established in 2009 to build connections between investment groups at some of the world’s largest companies and emerging technology and life science startups.
As head of the group, Tracy is responsible for Silicon Valley Bank’s relationships with corporate venture funds, corporate development teams and innovation groups at Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining SVB, Tracy was EVP New Business Ventures at Telefónica Digital where she identified investment opportunities in Silicon Valley, Israel and Europe with potential to accelerate Telefónica’s business. She also drove an international Global Partner team to deliver unique partnerships and Direct-to-Bill opportunities for Telefónica across 25 operating businesses in Europe and Latin America.
Tracy joined Telefónica in 2006 initially as Head of Enterprise Sales in the UK and then leading the acquisition of Jajah in Mountain View. She set up and grew the office in Silicon Valley and led the acquisition of San Francisco based TokBox, as well as several investments on behalf of Telefónica including Boku, Everything.me and Box and key partnerships including Evernote, Pinterest and Rhapsody.
Tracy started her career at Xerox, rising to be one of the first female members of the UK Board. She then spent four years getting a taste of what life is like in an early stage company, working in a venture capital-backed start-up that went on to achieve a successful exit.
Born in the UK, Tracy has lived in Italy, Israel and now lives in Los Gatos, CA, with her husband and family. She has 3 children, 2 step children, 2 dogs and a cat.