Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, Calif., a subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bancshares, has opened a new loan production office in San Diego's Sorrento Valley, the center of the emerging growth technology and life sciences community in San Diego.

Vice president and team leader Rita Pirkl will focus on life science and high-technology firms. Vice president John Otterson, who has been developing business for the Bank of San Diego since 1991, will continue to concentrate on high-tech companies. Credit analyst Andrea Medley rounds out the staff.

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