IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that two members of the firm’s executive team, Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO at First Foundation, and Rick Keller, Chairman at First Foundation, have been listed on the “OC500” list compiled by the Orange County Business Journal.
The Orange County Business Journal’s second annual “OC500” features 500 people driving economic growth in the area, including the most powerful business people and opinion shapers in the region. These executives featured were selected after months of extensive research in dozens of industries and business categories that dominate Orange County.
Scott Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation, provides strategic leadership and oversees the growth and development of both First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank. His leadership has contributed to the company’s successful IPO in 2014, the expansion into new geographic markets, including into Hawaii and the Northern California area, and has most recently led First Foundation to become one of the fastest growing companies in Orange County, as compiled by the Orange County Business Journal.
Rick Keller, Chairman of First Foundation, established the First Foundation Advisors’ predecessor organization in 1990. He has provided the vision and investment management leadership to create an integrated financial services company offering, wealth management, consulting, trust services and banking. His client centric approach and knowledge of the economy is a key part in what has made him successful.
The November 13, 2017 edition of the publication highlighted the business leaders.
About First Foundation
First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides private wealth management, personal banking, and business banking. The Company has offices in California, Nevada, and Hawaii with headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.firstfoundationinc.com.