Rod Werner is Head of Technology Lending at City National Bank. He has over 25 years of commercial banking experience, including 20 years lending to late and early stage technology companies. Rod has worked directly with many of the top venture capital firms and partners with their portfolio companies. He has structured the financing of more than $3 billion in debt commitments. Rod has extensive experience underwriting, fund-raising and managing highly complex deals, including acquisitions and recapitalizations. Rod has been a member on the San Francisco Cyber Fraud Task Force Steering Committee since inception. Prior to joining City National, he served as assistant group manager for Comerica Bank’s Venture Capital Group in Palo Alto. Rod earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance with a minor in communications from San Jose State University.