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.
John Ippolito is our Region President managing all of Northern Trust - San Diego, CA. John is a graduate of New York University, having earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Finance. While at NYU, John worked for a corporate law firm (White & Case), an investment bank, and the Council for Foreign Relations in New York City. John has 26 years of wealth advisory and investment experience in San Diego, the last 20 years with Northern Trust. During this time, John has worked extensively with ultra net-worth families, implementing complex wealth management solutions. Since 1992, John has been a member of the CFA Institute of San Diego and the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR). John is honored to serve as a Trustee for the Museum of Contemporary Art- San Diego (MCASD), and the La Jolla Youth Soccer League. John is also involved in the local community as a volunteer for La Jolla youth organizations, the UCSD Preuss School, and is a member of the San Diego Bicycle Club (SDBC). Altruist of the Year: Honoree- 2015 Modern Luxury May 2015, Consistent recipient of Best Wealth Managers, SD Magazine. La Jolla Youth: Special Contribution to Community, YMCA Youth Sponsor 1996-2009. His interests include european travel, cycling, soccer, contemporary\fine art\performing arts, wine, opera, and all things from Italy.
Stella Larsen is a Vice President and Wealth Strategist for Northern Trust’s San Diego Region. She works with affluent individuals and families developing and implementing integrated wealth management solutions. Stella originally joined Northern Trust as a Trust Administrator in September 2001. Prior to Northern Trust, Stella practiced law in the area of Estate Planning/Trusts and Estates. Stella serves on the board of Association of Corporate Growth San Diego. Stella co-chairs the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology’s Planned Giving Advisory Council and sits on the Institute Relations Committee. She also serves on the board of STEP San Diego. Stella is a member of the San Diego and North County Estate Planning Councils. Stella is a prior board member of EvoNexus and also served on their finance committee. Stella was a past President of the La Jolla Probate section. She was a founding board member of the North County Estate Planning Council and served two terms on the Scripps Health Gift Planning Advisory Board. Stella enjoys public speaking on the topic of financial education. Her interests include travel and cooking.
Experience Gordon Cooke is a Vice President and Wealth Strategist for Northern Trust’s San Diego Region. In this role, Gordon works with high net-worth individuals and families to first identify their life driven financial goals and then develop comprehensive financial solutions that address their specific goals and aspirations. Utilizing Northern Trusts’ vast resources, Gordon is able to provide a holistic approach that includes trust and estate administration, investment programs, wealth planning, lending and private banking services. Gordon is a proven sales and marketing professional having served high net worth individuals in the luxury real estate and private club markets, as well as in the premium hospitality space. Additionally, he spent time as a sales executive with the American Express Corporation providing procurement solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Gordon is also a veteran of the armed forces and served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Field Artillery branch with duty assignments in Northern Greece, Ft. Sill in Lawton, OK and Ft. Lewis in Tacoma, WA. Prior to his assignment in Greece, Gordon attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and received a certification in Modern Greek. Civic Highlights Gordon is very active in the San Diego community and serves on the board of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic. Gordon is also an active member of The Century Club of San Diego and coaches his son’s flag football team. Recognition The Century Club of San Diego is responsible for putting on The Farmers Open a PGA event at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego ever year and raising over $3 mm for local charities. The eight charities identified are all related to helping under privileged children. Have already raised over $100,000 in four months in 2013 for The Century Club. A very prestigious San Diego Based organization. Interests Stand-Up Comedy, Public Speaking, Fitness, Golf
As a premier financial firm, Northern Trust specializes in goals driven wealth management backed by innovative technology and a strong fiduciary heritage. For more than 125 years we have remained true to the same key principles -- service, expertise and integrity -- that continue to guide us today.
As of March 31, 2017, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$121 billion in banking assets
$7.1 trillion in assets under custody
$8.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.0 trillion in assets under management
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