Vice President, Salesforce Platform Technology

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco


At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, we believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued at First Republic. 


Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.

In Technology, we support First Republic’s employees and clients through the acquisition, integration and management of the Bank’s information technology systems and services. We drive innovation and explore emerging technologies so our people can be productive and focus on what matters most – providing extraordinary service.



First Republic Bank’s VP of Salesforce Platform Technology is responsible for defining and owning end-to-end CRM application and experiences in support of First Republic Bank, at the enterprise level. This role reports into the Head of PWM and Sales Enablement Technology. The candidate will partner with First Republic Bank’s lines of business representatives, technology representatives, to deliver a seamless end-to-end experience for the enterprise.


Candidate must demonstrate a proven history of designing and managing a strategic Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, preferably having managed CRM Center of Excellence organization using Salesforce as a platform of choice. Oversees and manages a global team of Salesforce Platform developers to rapidly deliver effective solutions to meet the growing needs of the business. Initially focus will be to own and manage current commitments to various businesses, while working towards defining, designing and delivering strategic CRM capabilities at the enterprise level. The candidate in this role will be involved from inception of ideas till execution and delivery, and in this capacity will work with the tech teams in guiding them through best technology practices.


This individual must possess excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to reach senior business and technology colleagues. Must be able to influence project direction and make pragmatic decisions to optimize the balance between strategic value, time to market, cost and risk. Maximize leverage by identifying shared services, overlapping capabilities and convergence to standards in order to improve efficiency and quality, and reduce time to value. The candidate will have a broad background in application, data and business aligned delivery experiences delivered via a strategic CRM platform. The candidate would be expected to work independently to solve complex problems, and still be technical to possess the soft skills work with a variety of business & tech partners.


What you’ll do as Vice President of Salesforce Platform Technology:

  • Partner with CLM Salesforce Business Product Owner, various Lines of Business specific Salesforce Product owners, Lines of Business specific Salesforce Technology owners to develop end-to-end CRM (Salesforce) requirements.
  • Provide leadership to ensure delivery of solutions are in alignment with the overall agile & TDD methodology on platform.
  • Help gain consensus on business and technical decision and ensure that appropriate resources are employed to deliver high quality and rapid results.
  • Focus on maximizing Salesforce configurations and minimizing custom development.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Salesforce technologists within CLM Platform team and be the guide and coach to Lines of Business Salesforce technologists.
  • Work with business and transformation partners to make effective decisions by assessing quality vs time-to-market tradeoffs.
  • Understand “day in the work life of client facing Sales/Relationship Managers” to drive efficiency and effectiveness, so sales teams are focused on providing the highest and best service to our clients.
  • Interact with executive management, business operations, business product management, and multiple technical teams to own and deliver end-to-end CRM solutions.
  • Own and manage ongoing roadmaps and implementation plans.
  • Foster teamwork, communication, collaboration while managing competing priorities. Coach and mentor others helping them develop their careers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and foster strong relationships across enterprise teams, specifically focused on Sales and Relationship management Business, Product, and Technology community.
  • Build deep and trusted relationships with peer group and enterprise teams involved in sales enablement and efficiency, and data programs.
  • Cultivate an open environment that encourages the bankers/sales to share their needs/concerns and provide input or challenge decisions.
  • Lead the CLM Salesforce Tech team through Salesforce Financial Cloud Services and Lightning UI implementation for Sales, Operations & Client Service Channels.
  • Participate in design discussions with users, technical and functional stakeholders to analyze Salesforce functional, technical and integration needs.
  • Be adept at decomposing high-level business needs into Salesforce Platform capabilities.
  • Ownership of all technical aspects of Salesforce (FSC) solutions including data storage, data migrations, data quality, system integration, 3rd party applications, products and custom code.
  • Build & execute the right transparency and governance model to share progress, successes and challenges.
  • Review investments spend to ensure alignment with target state and roadmaps.
  • Mediate conflicting priorities to drive optimal solutions.
  • Identify duplication of efforts, functional and technical redundancy, and opportunities for shared services.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Minimum 12-15+ years of managing and owning end-to-end CRM platforms, preferably having managed CRM Center of Excellence organization using Salesforce as a platform of choice.
  • Experience with large state of the art client relations management platforms (Salesforce) and their constructs around Marketing/Sales, Behavioral Analytics, Client Servicing, Banker/team performance, team structures, workflows & dashboards.
  • Design and implementation experience in Integration patterns, Apex triggers, Process Builder, Workflows, Validation rules, Canvas, Message Queues, bulk APIs.
  • Knowledge or experience with Java, Integration Bus technologies, data replication tools, document management & implementation experience with AppExchange applications on platform.
  • Prior experience of working with growing front-office sales teams.
  • Experience with SDLC methodologies like Agile & TDD.
  • Experience in software tools and automation of development pipeline activities.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and tight deadline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers, senior level personnel, subordinates, and team members.
  • Good leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a global team.
  • Ability to influence sr. executive stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with a team of SMEs to assess needs, understand requirements, and syndicate solutions.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to peers and LOB partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; or advanced degree preferred.


We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic. 


If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.



Job demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.


Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.


We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.


First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.


For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.


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