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 Forbes as well as by Barron’s.
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.
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