Robert (Bob) Thornton
President, First Republic Private Wealth Management
Northern CaliforniaRobert (Bob) Thornton is President of Private Wealth Management of First Republic Bank.
Mr. Thornton joined First Republic in 2006 as President of First Republic Investment Management after working as a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in San Francisco. Previously he was with Credit Suisse First Boston as a Managing Director and with Lehman Brothers, focusing on mergers and acquisitions business in both roles. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as Vice President in mergers and acquisitions, and prior to that, as a member of its corporate finance department.
Mr. Thornton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also served as a law clerk to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.