With over 25 years experience in banking and investment management, Mr. DePillo brings his experience in leading teams and building banking solutions. In his role as President of First Foundation Bank, he is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of the bank. Mr. DePillo also serves as President of First Foundation Inc.
Mr. DePillo was formerly the Executive Vice President of Umpqua Bank and additionally served roles there as Vice Chairman, Chief Credit Officer, and Chief Lending Officer. Prior to those positions, Mr. DePillo served as President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Fremont General Corporation, and as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Capital Bancorp Inc. Previous responsibilities include roles as First Vice President and Director of Multifamily Banking for Home Savings of America, and President and Chief Operating Officer of its real estate development subsidiaries and thrift holding company, H. F. Ahmanson & Co.
Given Mr. DePillo’s experience in management roles at leading banks on the West Coast, he is frequently asked to speak at industry conferences and lend his insight to the media on varying topics. Mr. DePillo has led some of the most successful private banking teams in the industry, along with creating significant value for stakeholders involved.
Mr. DePillo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge.