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Richard D. Byrd

Regional Managing Director

Richard D. Byrd

Rich is the regional managing director for the Western region with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Scottsdale. He was previously the Wealth Management Division head at both City National Bank and Bank of the West. Rich has also held senior management roles at Merrill Lynch Trust Company and Wells Fargo Private Bank.

Rich started working in finance and wealth management shortly after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He also holds a master of business administration degree with an emphasis in finance from Santa Clara University.

Actively involved in the community, Rich is currently on the boards of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and Villa Esperanza Services where his wife, Yun, volunteers. Rich and Yun are avid tennis players, each nationally rated by the United States Tennis Association.

They have three children; the eldest working for a small tech company, the middle is a licensed financial advisor, and the youngest just started her career with a mortgage company.

707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 5400

Los Angeles, CA 90017