Silicon Valley Bank of Santa Clara, Calif., has hired Valerie Hart as a senior vice president.

She will oversee the 30 bank officers providing corporate financial services to start-up companies in the communications and on-line industries.

Ms. Hart evaluated and directed acquisitions in those industries for Symphony Management Associates Inc., a private equity venture fund in Annapolis, Md. She was a vice president.

Before joining Symphony she was vice president of marketing at Celutel Inc., a cellular telephone carrier for Mississippi and Texas.

Silicon Valley Bank is a subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bancshares.

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