First Foundation Bank opens branch in Sherman Oaks


DALLAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) (“First Foundation”), a financial services company with two wholly owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced the expansion of its presence in Los Angeles with the opening of its Sherman Oaks branch .

“We are delighted to continue our expansion in Southern California with the opening of our Sherman Oaks branch,” said Scott F. Kavanaugh, Managing Director of First Foundation Inc. “Although we are expanding to Dallas, TX , and recently announced our merger with TGR Financial, based in Naples, Florida, we remain committed to major markets in California. Sherman Oaks is a great community and we have found wonderful bankers to lead our efforts. ”

The office will be headed by longtime local banker Gary Ketenchian, who will serve as vice president and branch manager.

“I am honored to be a part of this wonderful organization and to help First Foundation strengthen its presence in Los Angeles as it expands to Sherman Oaks,” said Gary Ketenchian, vice president, branch manager. “This is a dynamic and growing area in Los Angeles, and we have taken the upper hand by offering our services to clients who appreciate the meaning of true relationship banking. ”

Ketenchian will lead the newly created team to nurture relationships in the Sherman Oaks area while helping to meet the banking needs of the local community. He brings over thirty years of experience in the banking industry, in particular with over twenty years of leadership. Ketenchian’s expertise in customer service and ability to foster client relationships is the hallmark of its success and fits perfectly with First Foundation Bank’s service model of true relationship banking. He most recently served as Vice President, Store Manager at Umpqua Bank, where he was responsible for leading the local sales and operations teams. Previously, he held various positions including Vice President, Director of Branch Banking Services for Pacific Western Bank and Vice President, Director of Banking for Bank of America.

The Sherman Oaks branch of First Foundation Bank will be located at 15490 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 110, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403. More information about the branch can be found here:

About the first foundation

First Foundation, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) and its subsidiaries provide personal, corporate, and private wealth management services, including investment, trust, insurance, and philanthropy services. This comprehensive financial services platform is designed to help clients at any stage of their financial journey. First Foundation is made up of an extraordinary team of finance professionals united around a single cause: to enable individuals and companies concerned with growth to boldly live the life they have imagined and to preserve the legacy that ‘they worked so hard to build. The wide range of financial products and services offered by First Foundation are more in line with those offered by large financial institutions, while its high level of personalized service, accessibility and responsiveness to clients is more aligned with community banks and financial institutions. wealth management companies. This combination of an integrated platform of comprehensive financial services and products as well as personalized service differentiates First Foundation from many of its competitors and has contributed to the growth of its customer base and business. Services are offered through banking and / or wealth management branches in California, Texas, Nevada and Hawaii. Learn more about, or contact us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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