Vice Chair and Director, First Republic Bank
Independent Corporate Board Member
Katherine August-deWilde is vice chair of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), and an experienced independent corporate board member with both publically and privately held companies. In 1985 she was instrumental in the launch of First Republic, and served as its president from 2007 to 2015, growing the enterprise value in excess of 25 percent per year. In 2007 First Republic was sold to Merrill Lynch at 3.7X book value; three years later, along with First Republic’s chairman and CEO, Ms. August-deWilde led a management buy-back at 1X book value. Prior to joining First Republic, she was CFO at the PMI Group and a consultant for McKinsey & Company in San Francisco and London.
Since assuming her role as vice chair of First Republic in 2016, Ms. August-deWilde has focused additional time on her board portfolio, which includes TriNet Group, Inc. (NYSE:TNET), Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN), Equilar Inc., and Eventbrite. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Advisory Council of the Stanford Center on Longevity; Catalyst Corporate Board Resource; and the Committee of 200.
She has been a board member of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research; vice chair of Town School for Boys; trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; and a member of the policy advisory board of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, she was named a Fellow at the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, and received the Excellence in Leadership Award from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ms. August-deWilde holds a BA from Goucher College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.