Before joining First Republic in 1999, Mr. Porpora worked as a Floor Trader on the New York Stock Exchange. He was also an investment banker in Hong Kong where he was a reoccurring guest on CNBC Europe and CNN Asia.
Mr. Porpora has been recognized as a Top Wealth Advisor in California by Forbes1 as well as by Barron’s.2
In 2003, Mr. Porpora helped co-found a nonprofit corporation called HEAL, which assists financially strained wounded soldiers returning from our current overseas conflicts. HEAL helped more than 500 wounded and decorated veterans and their families avoid foreclosure, eviction and asset seizure. Mr. Porpora transitioned to Treasurer of the nonprofit, YTEC, which partnered with the public school district to help at risk youth receive a quality education and avoid juvenile detention.
Mr. Porpora graduated from Yale University with an economics degree and also studied at Beijing University in China.
Wealth Management Experience: Since 1998.
1The ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person interviews, and quantitative data. Assets under management are as of 6/30/2018.
2The Barron’s Top Advisor Rankings by State is based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Data used for the Barron’s rankings is provided by the surveyed Investment Advisors. Advisors who did not participate in the survey are not ranked. Assets under management are as of 9/30/18.
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