BIBA News

Boston Irish Business Association Welcomes Silicon Valley Bank as Sponsor in 2013

Boston (March 1, 2013) – The Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) announced today that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has signed on as a sponsor for 2013. Both BIBA and SVB share common objectives in their respective organizations in that both focus on helping businesses in the communities they serve.

"We are excited to have Silicon Valley Bank as a BIBA sponsor," said AJ Gerritson, president of BIBA. "We believe this partnership will be mutually beneficial to both organizations both locally and abroad. We are thrilled to partner with SVB and look forward to working with the organization on a number of very exciting events that we are hosting in 2013.”

SVB’s Mark Gallagher said, "We are delighted to partner with BIBA in support of established and growing innovation companies in the US and abroad. We aim to increase the probability of our clients success from startup through global expansion, so our relationship with BIBA is a natural fit. With a new branch in London and a commitment to the Irish tech community specifically, we’ve increased our ability to support BIBA members significantly in the last year.”

BIBA's mission is to help its members create and foster meaningful business relationships while offering a dynamic platform for companies looking to gain brand exposure for their products and services both locally and in Ireland. Upcoming events for BIBA include the St. Patrick’s Networking Night on March 13th, the Boston Irish Business Awards cohosted with the Boston Business Journal on May 29th, and the annual BIBA Boat Cruise on Wednesday, June 19th.

About Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 28 U.S. offices and six international operations.  (Nasdaq: SIVB) www.svb.com.

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

About BIBA

The Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) is a non-profit business organization 501(c)(6) dedicated to promoting the business interests of its members and member organizations located in Massachusetts and abroad. BIBA is committed to fostering economic and professional growth among its progressive network of business and political leaders, while retaining and strengthening their connection to Ireland and Northern Ireland. For more information, please visit our site.

Jon Mahoney Named Executive Director of BIBA

Boston (October 22, 2012) – The Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA), a non-profit business organization, announced today that Jon Mahoney, Founder of the Mahoney Group, has been named executive director. As executive director, Mahoney will focus on furthering the BIBA mission through membership recruitment, sponsorship and partner involvement, feedback and engagement, and programming. 

"Jon's commitment and dedication to BIBA has been unparalleled," said AJ Gerritson, President of BIBA. "He has been essential to the growth and success of the organization for many years and I am looking forward to his continued leadership and devotion to the Irish business community." 

BIBA's mission is to help its members create and foster meaningful business relationships while offering a dynamic platform for companies looking to gain brand exposure for their products and services both locally and in Ireland. Mahoney attended his first BIBA meeting in 1998 and has since been active in the organization. Mahoney served on the Board of Directors from 2005-2009, co-chaired the 2006 and 2007 Trade Missions to Ireland, and led a delegation of 25 BIBA members to its first Trade Mission to New York earlier this month. 

Mahoney is the founder of the Mahoney Group, a unique Venture Catalyst firm specializing in initiating the executive selling process. Mahoney is also a Connector with Boston World Partnerships, a member of Irish Networking Boston, and is an active volunteer for organizations including The Claddagh Fund, Cystic Fibrosis, and Special Olympics of Massachusetts. A Boston native, Mahoney is a graduate of St. Michael's College and holds dual citizenship with the USA and Republic of Ireland.

About BIBA

The Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) is a non-profit business organization 501(c)(6) dedicated to promoting the business interests of its members and member organizations located in Massachusetts and abroad. BIBA is committed to fostering economic and professional growth among its progressive network of business and political leaders, while retaining and strengthening their connection to Ireland and Northern Ireland. For more information, please visit our site.