Our Board of Directors

1st Portfolio Wealth Advisors is a wholly owned subsidiary of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc., and is guided by an independent board of business professionals.

  • Joseph S. Bracewell, CFA

    board-bracewellMr. Bracewell is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of WashingtonFirstBank and its parent company, WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (WFBI). Mr. Bracewell has served as a director of WFBI since its formation and as a director of the bank since 2004. During his over forty years in the banking business, Mr. Bracewell has participated in the organization and management of six start-up banks, including serving as Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer of West University Bank, NA in Houston, which was established in 1976 and sold to Compass Bancshares, Inc. in 1998, and as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Century National Bank in Washington, D.C., which was established in 1982 and sold to United Bankshares, Inc. in 2001. Mr. Bracewell joined the law firm of McKee Nelson as a partner in 2002, became a partner of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP as a result of the combination of Bingham and McKee Nelson in 2009, and retired from Bingham at the end of 2013. Mr. Bracewell is a former director and vice chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and a former director of the Independent Bankers Association of America.

  • Mike Kostoff

    Mr. Kostoff is is currently a principal at Blu Venture Investors, a venture capital firm that supports early stage entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region. As part of these responsibilities, he serves as a board member and observer for several of Blu’s portfolio companies. He is also a co-founder and partner in WISE Gateway, LLC, a wealth management research firm. Previously, Mr. Kostoff managed the Financial Services Practice for CEB, a syndicated research and technology company based in Northern Virginia. During his time at CEB, he served on the company’s Executive Committee and managed new business development. He served as a director and then as Chairman of the Board of 1st Portfolio Holding Corporation, a mortgage banking and investment advisory firm. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army for nine years.


  • Michael J. Rebibo, CFP®

    board-rebiboMr. Rebibo is President of 1st Portfolio Wealth Advisors and Executive Vice President of WashingtonFirst Bank. Previously, Mr. Rebibo was an original Founder of Access National Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company where he served as CEO of Access National Mortgage and Senior Vice President of the Bank. Prior to Access National, he served as President and CEO of Financial Security Corporation, a fee-only financial planning firm. Mr. Rebibo is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional and is a former chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Washington. In 1989, he received an M.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University and in 1988 a B.A. in Finance from James Madison University.

    Mr. Rebibo served as a director of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Arts and as a trustee for Shenandoah National Park Trust and the Pentagon Survivors Fund. He is currently on the Investment Committee Quality Board of INOVA Hospital. Mr. Rebibo is an owner of Evo Bistro, a popular restaurant in McLean, Virginia.

  • Gail Steckler

    board-stecklerMs. Steckler has served as a director of WashingtonFirst Bank since 2004 and as a director of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. since 2009. Ms. Steckler is Board Treasurer of Infrastructure Management Group, Inc. (“IMG”), a global management consulting company, and served as CFO from 1996 until 2013. Before joining IMG, Inc. she was a Development Officer for Virginia Properties Associates, Inc., a real estate investment firm. Prior to this, she was a Vice President at ASB Capital Management, an institutional investment advisory firm. She has served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Presbyterian School, where for several years she chaired the Finance Committee and the Investment Committee. She is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, D.C., and The Board of Visitors of Children’s National Medical Center.