Director - Tech & Venture Banking, First Republic Bank, Board
Jennifer is a Director for the Tech & Venture Banking practice at First Republic Bank. In her current role, she manages the team’s portfolio of early-stage companies and emerging fund managers. Her responsibilities include engaging clients for community events, providing them access to education and resources that support the growth of their businesses, and offer value add solutions through banking services.
Since joining First Republic Bank in 2012, she has advanced through numerous roles. In her previous role as Preferred Banking Office Manager, she led and supported the growth of the Boston Corporate Office from $350M to $800M putting it on its path to becoming a $1B office in early 2023. Jennifer was also part of the Founding Board for First Republic Bank’s Latinx Colleague Community in 2020 and continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member. She also served on the bank’s Steering Committee for the Boston DEI Council for 2020 and 2021 making her one of the top volunteers for her engagement in regional initiatives.
Outside of First Republic, she has served as Regional Advisory Board Member for the United Way and as Ambassador for The Hispanic Star Boston chapter.
Jennifer attended Northeastern University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Business Management.
She lives in Swampscott, MA with her husband, and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, biking, dancing, taking road trips and exploring new cities and destinations.
I believe all women deserve an equal opportunity to be successful whether they choose to be Chief Operating Officers of their household, decide to walk up the corporate ladder or want to challenge themselves with building their own businesses. As a single mom who had to be a solopreneur once upon a time, I understand firsthand how hard it can be to not have the financial resources, education, or support system to help you move forward. I want to empower women to not be afraid to be bold and more importantly to be themselves. As a mom of two daughters and one of three daughters who grew up in a matriarch household, I have seen the challenges women encounter from a young age. While I may not have all the answers, I stand with all women to ensure they are doing what makes them happy and finding success by their own definition.