Richard Green

Executive Chairman of the Board
Firstrust Bank

Richard Green

Richard J. Green joined Firstrust Bank in 1978 as General Counsel.  In 1986, he joined the Bank’s Board of Directors, became President and CEO in 1995, and Board Chairman in 2015 succeeding his father Daniel B. Green and grandfather, Samuel A. Green before him.  As of January 1, 2023, Richard serves as Executive Chairman of the Board and remains sole owner.

Firstrust is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in the Philadelphia region; its assets have grown to $5.2 billion and is considered one of the strongest, best capitalized banks in the country.

Richard serves as Chairman and CEO of Semperverde Holding Company, which owns Firstrust Bank.  He also is Chairman of the Board of Hatch Bank, an FDIC insured “challenger bank” headquartered in San Marcos, CA, wholly owned by Firstrust Bank.

Richard is the owner, Chairman and CEO of Arborverde Holding Company, which is a private investment company engaged in direct real estate investment and commercial enterprises.

Richard currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Executive Board of Federation Housing, Inc., which serves elderly, lower income residents in the Philadelphia region.

Richard also serves as the Trustee for the Green Family Foundation, which was founded in 2005 and named in honor of his parents Daniel B. Green and Florence E Green.  The Mission of the Foundation is to invest in organizations which serve with impact, the basic human needs for food, shelter, healthcare and our sustainable Earth.

In 2015, Richard was named Most Admired CEO by the Philadelphia Business Journal, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, The Haverford School.  In 2017, Richard was selected as Drexel LeBow’s Business Leader of the Year.  In 2021, Richard was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100.  In 2022, Governor of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, named him to his transition team for financial services, and Richard was also honored by ADL and received the Americanism Award for fighting The Good Fight against all forms of bigotry and hate. In 2023, he was named on the 100 most influential people in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.

Prior Board affiliations include his appointment, in 2009, by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (“CDIAC”) for a three-year term, and served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve District of Philadelphia CDIAC from 2011-2012.

Richard also served on the Board of Trustees of the Penn Health System; the Board of Trustees of Lehigh Valley Health Network where he was on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Finance Committee; the Board of Trustees of the Haverford School, and the Board of The Franklin Institute.

Richard has also been a limited partner in the NFL Philadelphia Eagles Football Team since 1994.

Richard earned his B.A. from Tufts University, his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and attended the SMU and the University Of Pennsylvania Schools Of Law.  He is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.  He is also a Sustaining Member of the Executive Committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.