James H. Herbert, II
Founder and Executive Chairman
Mr. Herbert founded First Republic Bank in 1985 and served as CEO for 37 years. From 2007, he also served as Chairman. He was appointed Executive Chairman in 2022. Previously, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of San Francisco Bancorp from 1980 to 1985. He served as the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District member of the Federal Advisory Council from 2018 to 2020 and was also a member of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board. Mr. Herbert holds board/trustee positions with The BASIC Fund (Chairman); the San Francisco Ballet Association (formerly Chair); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Executive Committee), New York; and Forge Global. Mr. Herbert formerly served as a trustee of Babson College. He is also Founder and Board Chair of Chelsea Factory, a New York arts–focused nonprofit. B.S., 1966, Babson College; M.B.A., 1969, New York University; Harvard Business School CEO Presidents’ Seminar Graduate.