First Foundation Expands Talent in Imperial Valley

Financial Services Firm Adds Private Banker to Enhance Presence in Region

Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:30 pm EDT

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EL CENTRO, Calif.
"Robert is an Imperial Valley native who is both trusted by the locals and recognized for his financial acumen. His talents will round-out our team of top-notch bankers who serve the region from our El Centro office"

EL CENTRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc., a financial services company that provides investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust, banking and insurance services primarily to high-net-worth individuals and businesses, today announced the continued expansion of its Imperial Valley presence with the hiring of Private Banker Robert Valenzuela. Mr. Valenzuela joins the firm as Vice President at First Foundation Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Foundation Inc.

"Along with agriculture, niche industries such as green energy technology, as well as foreign investments are thriving in the Imperial Valley and we are ready to serve both the businesses and the individuals behind them," said David Rahn, President of First Foundation Bank. "Robert is an Imperial Valley native who is both trusted by the locals and recognized for his financial acumen. His talents will round-out our team of top-notch bankers who serve the region from our El Centro office," he concluded.

Mr. Valenzuela has 10-plus years of experience in the financial and client services industries. He will guide First Foundation clients in meeting their unique financial goals through tailored financial solutions. Mr. Valenzuela previously worked at Wells Fargo Financial and Union Bank. He is fluent in Spanish.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services. The company is headquartered in Irvine with offices in Irvine, Newport Beach, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Desert and the Imperial Valley in California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, please visit our website at www.ff-inc.com.

Contact:

First Foundation
Carrie Huntley
800-224-7931
949-732-6272 – Direct Line
949-732-6282 – Fax

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