As Vice President of Mobile and Connectivity Partnerships for Facebook, Francisco Varela has witnessed first-hand what it means to connect. Whether it’s working to bring Wi-Fi to a community that’s never had Internet access before or using drone and satellite technology to ensure those in the remotest of villages can get online, Francisco believes in the power of connectivity to change the world. A First Republic client for over 15 years, Francisco enjoys sharing that same level of connectivity with his personal banker. Through the years, the two have worked closely together to help Francisco with everything from purchasing homes to taking care of everyday finances. Today, Francisco knows that, whatever the need, First Republic will be there to keep that connection going strong.