Learn more about the members of First Republic Bank’s Management Team.

James H. Herbert, II

James H. Herbert, II

Founder
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Herbert founded First Republic Bank in 1985. Previously, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of San Francisco ...

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Hafize Gaye Erkan

Hafize Gaye Erkan

President and Board Member

Ms. Erkan joined First Republic in 2014 and became the President in 2017 and Board Member in 2019. Prior to First Republic, she held the position of ...

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Michael D. Selfridge

Michael D. Selfridge

Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Banking Officer

Mr. Selfridge joined First Republic in 2012. He has served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and was ...

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Jason C. Bender

Jason C. Bender

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Bender has been with First Republic since 1999 and managed the Bank’s finance department for over a decade before being appointed Chief Administrative ...

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Stephanie Bontemps

Stephanie Bontemps

Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Bontemps joined First Republic in 2008 and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2015 after previously serving as an Executive Loan Committee Member and ...

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Crystal Bryant

Crystal Bryant

Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Bryant joined First Republic in 2006, serves as Chief of Staff to Jim Herbert and was appointed Chief Administrative Officer in 2021. She oversees ...

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Susie Cranston

Susie Cranston

Executive Vice President
First Republic Investment Management

Susie Cranston is an Executive Vice President with First Republic Investment Management. Ms. Cranston is responsible for the sales, client ...

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Edward J. Dobranski

Edward J. Dobranski

Executive Vice President
Secretary and General Counsel

Mr. Dobranski joined First Republic in 1992 as General Counsel. Previously, he practiced banking, real estate and corporate law for more than 30 years in ...

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Scott D. Finder

Scott D. Finder

Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

Mr. Finder joined First Republic Bank in 2012. As Chief Digital Officer, he leads the bank’s digital strategy and related client-facing channels. Prior to ...

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Justin Gibson

Justin Gibson

Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive

Mr. Gibson joined First Republic in 2012. As Chief Audit Executive, he leads a collaborative cross-functional audit department designed to meet the ...

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Shannon Houston

Shannon Houston

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Ms. Houston joined First Republic in 2010 and was appointed Chief Marketing and Communications Officer on January 1, 2018. She is responsible for all ...

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Jim Hughes

Jim Hughes

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Hughes joined First Republic in 2017 and is responsible for Information Technology. Mr. Hughes has 20 years of experience as Chief Information Officer ...

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Kelly Johnston

Kelly Johnston

President
First Republic Trust Company

Kelly Johnston is President of First Republic Trust Company. Ms. Johnston has more than 25 years of experience, most recently with Mechanics Bank Wealth ...

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David B. Lichtman

David B. Lichtman

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Lichtman has been with First Republic since 1986 and has held positions in various phases of lending operations at the Bank. Mr. Lichtman was ...

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Mollie M. Richardson

Mollie M. Richardson

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

Ms. Richardson joined First Republic in 2003 and was appointed Chief People Officer in 2016. Ms. Richardson oversees human resources and various bank-wide ...

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Michael J. Roffler

Michael J. Roffler

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Roffler joined First Republic in 2009 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in ...

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David C. Tateosian

David C. Tateosian

President
First Republic Securities Company

David Tateosian is President for First Republic Securities Company on the Private Wealth Management Executive Team and his leadership responsibilities ...

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Robert L. Thornton

Robert L. Thornton

Executive Vice President and President
First Republic Private Wealth Management

Mr. Thornton joined First Republic in 2004 and currently serves as President of First Republic Investment Management and President of First Republic ...

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Bill Ward

Bill Ward

Executive Vice President
Chief BSA/AML and Security Officer

Bill Ward joined First Republic in 2014 as Executive Vice President – Chief BSA/AML and Security Officer. He has over 30 years combined experience in law ...

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