Boston Private Financial Holdings Announces
Senior Executive Appointments
September 09, 2010 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH) today
announced the appointment of Mark D. Thompson as Chief Executive Officer of the BPFH Private Banking Group
and James D. Dawson as Managing Director, West Coast Private Banking. Both changes are effective immediately.
In his new role Mr. Thompson will be responsible for the overall performance of the Company’s private banks, a
segment that includes Boston Private Bank & Trust in Boston, First Private Bank & Trust in Los Angeles, Borel
Private Bank & Trust Company in San Francisco and Charter Private Bank in Seattle. In aggregate, these banks
represent $5.8 billion of assets and $3.6 billion of client assets under management. Mr. Thompson will also become
a member of BPFH’s Senior Policy Group and will retain his current role as Chief Executive Officer and President of
Boston Private Bank & Trust. Mr. Thompson has been with Boston Private Bank & Trust since 1994.
Mr. Dawson will establish his office in San Francisco and will be directly responsible for the activities of the
Company’s three West Coast private banks. He will also continue to serve as a member of BPFH’s Senior Policy
Group and will maintain his position as a senior executive within the Company. Mr. Dawson began his career with
the Company in 1996 at Boston Private Bank where he was President and Chief Operating Officer and he joined
the holding company in 2008.
“Private banking is core to our strategy and critical to our long term performance as a Company. Accelerating the
adoption of our ideal private bank model across all of our markets is key to achieving our growth and return
objectives,” said Clayton G. Deutsch, BPFH’s Chief Executive Officer. “Mark and Jim are two of our strongest
private bankers and executives, and these moves allow us to truly capitalize on their deep leadership experience as