Diane Earle

Chief Credit Officer


Horizon Technology Finance

Diane as Chief Credit Officer is responsible for overseeing Horizon’s investment due diligence and underwriting, and portfolio management processes. Diane has over 35 years of risk management and financial services experience, including more than 20 years in venture lending.

Diane previously served as Credit Executive, Life Sciences at J.P. Morgan where she was responsible for underwriting and managing transactions for life science companies ranging from growth stage to mature companies. Diane also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer at Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank, and held positions as Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer at Hercules Technology Growth Capital and Risk Leader – Life Science Finance for GE Capital. Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude in Economics from Fairfield University.

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM

Wednesday March 6, 2024

Navigating Distress in Venture Debt

  • How companies define distress in venture debt
  • Role of venture debt in challenging business situations
  • Navigation strategies to define and achieve company goals