Deborah Repak, Managing Director of First Rate Global, has been part of First Rate since its inception. She initially worked as a part-time consultant and then became the second full-time employee in May of 1992. As a Managing Director, she is directly involved in the overall strategic direction of the company.
After 20+ years developing, managing, and leading the Products team in a General Manager role at First Rate, Deborah is currently leading the global effort to onboard new clients in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the European market. Focused primarily on marketing and business development to bring the First Rate solutions and culture to new markets, her technical background in product development provides the expertise to address new requirements and unique needs of these markets. Solutions such as multi-currency performance, attribution, and multi-language reporting provided by First Rate have helped create opportunities for serving firms around the globe who offer wealth management services.
Prior to working at First Rate, Repak worked at National FSI in the investment performance systems department. She began at National FSI in 1984 as a software developer and then moved on to become the manager of programming. During this time, she contributed to the design and development of the first PC-based performance measurement product, trained clients, and led several bank implementations.
Repak is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in quantitative analysis and computer science. She has an MBA in finance from the University of North Texas and also earned an Associate’s degree in culinary arts from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She has one daughter, enjoys traveling and using her culinary arts training to entertain friends and family.