Mary Etmekjian and Ara Thomassian went from high school sweethearts to a successful couple raising their family in Los Angeles. With Ara’s thriving primary care practice — and two growing boys — he and Mary sought a banking partner to help manage a wide array of financial needs. Impressed by the seamless experience of refinancing his medical school loans through First Republic, Ara soon moved the family’s personal finances to the Bank as well. When it was time to buy their dream home, the couple’s relationship with First Republic gave them an edge in a competitive market. Today, Ara and Mary continue to turn to the Bank for a smooth, concierge-level experience — in person or through the mobile app.