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Hafize Gaye Erkan

Senior Vice President, Chief Deposit Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Gaye Erkan joined First Republic in 2014 and serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Deposit Officer and Chief Investment Officer. With expertise in investment strategies, quantitative risk modeling, stress testing and balance sheet optimization, she is responsible for managing the Bank’s investment portfolio and for overseeing all of the Bank’s deposit gathering franchise. Additionally, Ms. Erkan oversees banking activities in the Boston and Portland regions. Prior to joining First Republic, she was the Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Group Strats for Goldman Sachs. Ms. Erkan earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey. While working on her Ph.D., she received a National Science Foundation grant for her thesis and multiple Excellence in Teaching awards.