• Business Banker - Startup Banking

    Job Locations
    US-CA-Palo Alto

    At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. 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 here.


    Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.

    In Business Banking, we provide comprehensive depository, cash management and lending services to a diverse group of businesses throughout our communities. We are primarily focused on meeting the needs of professional service firms — doctors, lawyers, accountants, investment managers and consultants of all kinds — as well as those in industries such as private equity, venture capital, technology, wine, aviation, marine and non-profit.


    Common goals, uncommon potential

    As a Business Banker, you will be a part of our growing startup banking team and have a general focus on serving early-stage companies. You will be responsible for developing client relationships and maintaining existing relationships to enable retention and drive high client Net Promoter Scores. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the Bank to add value to clients by offering cash management, investment management and private banking services.


    What you’ll do as a Business Banker – Start up Bank:

    • Develop, maintain and enhance existing client relationships.
    • Market other commercial banking offerings including deposits (cash management, on-line banking and foreign-exchange) and Wealth Management services.
    • Develop strategies and provide relationship management and business development within the startup banking sector.
    • Focus on building community with First Republic’s startup client base.
    • Generate leads and grow the business through active networking and client referrals.
    • Participate in key industry events and summits, whether hosted by the Bank or an external group.
    • Adhere to the applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to anti-money laundering (e.g., Bank Secrecy Act, US PATRIOT Act, etc.), as well as Bank policies and procedures.
    • Identify and report suspicious activity to the Anti-Money Laundering Officer.
    • Know and verify the identity of any client who enters into a relationship with the Bank.


    You could be a great fit if you have:

    • A bachelor’s degree, and an industry background of at least five to seven years, with experience working with early-stage companies preferred
    • An understanding of all stages of startup growth cycles
    • A strong technical knowledge of startup/venture capital industry and market participants  
    • An orientation toward being a self-motivated, entrepreneurial and passionate team player, providing extraordinary service while furthering the First Republic Bank culture and values

    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.
    • Must be able to travel as position requires.

    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.


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