Learn more about the members of First Republic Bank’s Management Team.

James H. Herbert, II

James H. Herbert, II

Founder
Chairman and Co-CEO

Mr. Herbert founded First Republic Bank in 1985. Previously, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of San Francisco ...

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Hafize Gaye Erkan

Hafize Gaye Erkan

Co-CEO and President

Ms. Erkan joined First Republic in 2014 and became the President in 2017, Board Member in 2019 and Co-CEO in 2021. Prior to First Republic, she held the ...

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Jason C. Bender

Jason C. Bender

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Bender has been with First Republic since 1999 and managed the Bank’s finance department for over a decade before being appointed Chief Administrative ...

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David B. Lichtman

David B. Lichtman

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Lichtman has been with First Republic since 1986 and has held positions in various phases of lending operations at the Bank. Mr. Lichtman was ...

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Mollie M. Richardson

Mollie M. Richardson

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

Ms. Richardson joined First Republic in 2003 and was appointed Chief People Officer in 2016. She oversees human resources and various Bank-wide ...

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Michael J. Roffler

Michael J. Roffler

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Roffler joined First Republic in 2009 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in ...

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Michael D. Selfridge

Michael D. Selfridge

Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Banking Officer

Mr. Selfridge joined First Republic in 2012. He has served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and was ...

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Robert L. Thornton

Robert L. Thornton

Executive Vice President and President
First Republic Private Wealth Management

Mr. Thornton joined First Republic in 2004 and currently serves as President of First Republic Investment Management and President of First Republic ...

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