Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Finance
First Republic Bank
A perpetually curious type, Mike Francis loves that business aviation finance offers “a look under the hood” at how various industries and companies operate. But the native New Englander’s deepest fascination is with aircraft. From high school days working line service to volunteering as a Massachusetts Business Aviation Association board member, he’s always pursued as much aviation as he can possibly fit in his life. That genuine passion comes in handy when working with clients to develop intricate aircraft ownership and financing strategies. “They certainly enjoy talking about airplanes a lot more than, say a line of credit,” he laughs.