Steve Bell is President of the Western Region at Northern Trust. In this position he is responsible for managing the company’s investment management, trust and estate planning, private and business banking and financial consulting business in California, Nevada and Washington.
Previously, Steve served as the head of the Wealth Management Group, a specialized unit of The Northern Trust Company which addresses the complex financial requirements of U.S. and international families who maintain single family offices. During his 27 year career at Northern Trust, he also built and ran the private banking business for Northern Trust Bank of California (1991-1997), served as a commercial real estate lender (1989-1990), worked with Chicago middle market owner/operators (1983-1988), and served as a supervisor in the Financial Analysis Division (1982-1983).
Steve received his A.B. degree with honors in economics from Duke University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. He received his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in Finance. He joined Northern Trust Company in 1982.
Steve has served as an officer and board member with various charitable, civic and educational organizations in Chicago and San Francisco. Currently Steve serves on the boards of SF Jazz and Team Up for Youth. He and his wife Susan reside in Menlo Park. Susan is the Vice President for The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Tim spent 30 years at Bank of America where he was Senior Vice President and Market Executive for the Private Bank in Northern California.
Tim earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Loyola University (Chicago), and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Emory University (Atlanta). He is NASD Series 7, 9, 24, 63, and 66 licensed, and is a Registered Representative of Northern Trust Global Investments.
Tim serves on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including the United Way of the Bay Area and the San Francisco Food Bank. He and his wife and three children live in Tiburon, CA.