Blair Holbrook thrives on problem-solving. From his education at MIT to his experience as an innovation manager, he has always been driven to find solutions and develop new skills. When he felt weighed down by student loan debt, he did something about it. He found First Republic and committed himself to meeting the Bank’s qualifications to refinance. Once approved, he was not only able to significantly lower the amount he’ll pay in interest, but he also began to build a relationship with his personal banker. Blair has become an enthusiastic advocate of First Republic, sharing the benefits of student loan refinancing and the value of having a dedicated banker with his peers.