Steven R. Bell
President, West Region
Steve Bell is President of the West Region at Northern Trust. In this position he is responsible for managing the company’s wealth management business in the Western United States.
Previously, Steve served as the head of the Global Family Office business, 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 32 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 Coaching Corps. He and his wife Susan reside in Menlo Park.