Catherine Ngo is an experienced financial services executive. Ngo joined Central Pacific Bank in 2010 and previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Central Pacific Bank, Ngo was a founding general partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm established in 2005, with investments in Silicon Valley and Hawaii, as well as in China. In addition to managing a portfolio of several technology companies, she assisted other firm portfolio companies with operational issues, generally in the legal and finance areas. Ngo also had primary oversight for the venture capital firm’s investor relations activities and had a significant role in managing the firm’s China-based portfolio.
Ngo is a graduate of the University of Virginia, School of Law. She started her career in private law practice, focused on banking and securities law. In 1993, she joined Silicon Valley Bank as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and over her 12 years at the company, assumed responsibility for additional risk and operations groups, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Partners, an investment banking subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank.
Ngo is venture partner of Startup Capital Ventures, L.P., Chair of the Board of Trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation, Advisory Director of Catholic Charities of Hawaii; and serves on the Board of Hawaii Gas.