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Michael Matney, is compliance manager of mortgage loan services at First Western. He is responsible for ensuring that all compliance requirements are fulfilled. In addition, he will be overseeing the appraisal management desk ensuring AIR/HVCC compliance. He will also be responsible for ensuring that the division meets FDIC, CFPB and company policies and procedures.

Michael brings 19 years of mortgage experience to First Western, previously serving in serving as compliance manager at Affiliated Financial Group, a division of Goldwater Bank, where he focused on ensuring regulatory compliance for the mortgage lending division.


  • Real Estate Appraiser Certificate
  • Real Estate Broker Certificate


  • Treasurer/Board Member for Condominium Home Owners Association