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Our associates have a wealth of experiences, which not only makes sense for a bank, but also allows First Western to serve as a strong team.

Our associates have diverse backgrounds including CPAs, CFAs, CFP® professionals, J.D.s and numerous graduate degrees in varying disciplines, and thanks to their strengths, we’ve enjoyed great success.

Being a part of a growing organization that encourages professional development allows our associates to have rare experiences, and the passion of our associates allows them to make the most of these opportunities.

For example, when First Western was founded, our fourth employee was a recent MBA graduate. He served in a variety of positions as First Western grew and expanded, taking on merger and acquisition responsibilities and working with associations that advised legislators about banking regulations. Six years after joining the company, he became our Chief Financial Officer and won the Denver Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award for mid-sized companies in May 2011.