Movers and Shakers Week Ending 06.28.19

Movers and Shakers

Key Hires Bring Extensive Design and Planning Expertise to International Firm

Gary Miciunas

Cuningham Group, an architecture urban interior and landscape design company, has hired Gary Miciunas as associate principal, national workplace director, in the Denver office. The firm has also hired three other individuals in their Phoenix and Culver City offices.

Gary brings a rich background in workplace innovation and change management. With extensive experience helping executive leadership teams reimagine their work environments to improve their employer brand and employee experience, he will lead Cuningham Group’s Workplace studio.

“We’re fortunate to have these extremely talented individuals join our firm. They each bring a tremendous amount of skills, experience and energy that will help leverage the firm’s growth in the Workplace, Heal and Urban Living markets,” said Cuningham Group CEO Tim Dufault, FAIA.


Bridge Bank Opens New Office in Denver, Hires Matt Wysong and Chase Little

Matt Wysong

Bridge Bank announced this week an expansion of their geographical presence with the opening of a new office in Denver, and hiring technology banking veterans Matt Wysong as senior vice president and Chase Little as vice president. This expansion will enable Bridge Bank to strengthen its existing relationships in the Mountain West region while accelerating the growth of its technology banking group portfolio.

“We remain committed to growing in top tech markets across the nation,” said Dan Myers, chief executive officer of Bridge Bank. “Denver is rapidly becoming a sought-after tech hub and is ranked one of the best cities for tech. The city of Denver has established itself as an ally to tech and innovation companies over the past few decades and has a growing talent base to draw from as new technology companies are launched from the area.””Bridge Bank has worked with technology companies in the Mountain West region for many years, and we are excited to formally launch an office in Denver to better serve our clients in this geography,” added Mike Lederman, senior vice president and western region director of Bridge Bank’s technology banking group. “Matt and Chase have worked together in the past and will be great additions to our technology banking team.”

Bridge Bank’s Denver office will be led by Matt Wysong, who has over 15 years of experience in technology banking, including working with venture capitalists, private equity firms, attorneys, and CPAs. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, he served as managing director, regional vice president for the Mountain and Midwest technology and venture banking division at Wells Fargo, which he launched in 2014 after previously managing one of Silicon Valley Bank’s regional lending teams. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Joining Matt will be Chase Little, who has more than 10 years of experience in technology banking including venture lending. Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Chase served as vice president for the Mountain and Southwest technology and life science divisions at Silicon Valley Bank. He holds an MBA from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.”I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the technology banking group at Bridge Bank and to have the opportunity to build out our regional coverage team in Denver,” said Wysong. “I look forward to contributing to the growth of our portfolio not only here in the Coloradomarket but also the surrounding Mountain West region, and serving the diverse financial needs of innovative technology companies throughout their lifecycles.”





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