Mr. Keller established the First Foundation Advisors’ predecessor organization in 1990. During the past 24 years he has provided the vision and investment management leadership to create an integrated financial company offering wealth management, consulting, trust and banking services. As the Chairman of the Board he defines and communicates our corporate values throughout the organization and communities we serve. His knowledge of the economy is a key part in delivering investment management
Chief Executive Officer; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
First Foundation Inc.; First Foundation Bank
Mr. Kavanaugh brings proven entrepreneurial executive leadership and a strong knowledge of finance, banking and real estate to First Foundation and its affiliates. In his role as the CEO of First Foundation, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overseeing the operations of both First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
First Foundation Inc., First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank
Mr. Michel is responsible for the treasury, information technology, financial reporting and human resource functions. He also provides assistance to other members of the firm’s management team for business development and financial management matters.
Mr. Michel, a certified public accountant (inactive), has over 25 years of experience in banking, mortgage and real estate accounting and financial management. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of community and regional financial
Mr. Hakopian oversees the vision, strategy, operations and development of the investment management service for the firm. His entrepreneurial spirit combined with his focus on results, exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to emphasize people’s core needs continue to drive First Foundation’s management success as the regions’ leading independent wealth advisory firm.
Having been with First Foundation since its inception in 1990, Mr. Hakopian has been closely involved in developing and