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Boutique Wealth Management Firm & Private Bank in Cherry Creek, Colorado

Cherry Creek is Denver’s premier neighborhood for upscale shopping, fine dining, and sophisticated living. It is also a community First Western Trust has been a part of for more than a decade, providing tailored wealth planning services with a boutique private banking experience.

To our clients, wealth is about so much more than money. It is about living a life that is full of rich relationships, experiences, and spirit. First Western Trust brings to Cherry Creek a broad spectrum of financial services, including outstanding trusts, private banking, wealth management, and institutional-quality investment management services. Through our ConnectView approach, we look at each dimension of our client’s wealth, and each of our team members brings their unique expertise in all areas of wealth management to tailor a holistic plan that supports their long- and short-term goals. Only through our multi-dimensional approach are we able to help our clients built a wealth plan that goes beyond financials.  

Cherry Creek Mortgage and Private Banking Services

Your banking and mortgage services are an integral part of your wealth plan; however, many banks treat these as transactions. Our teams take a different approach. When you choose our Cherry Creek mortgage, lending, and banking services, you can expect our teams to take the time to fully understand your financial situation, needs, and goals. Then, we design our solutions to match your objectives.

Our Cherry Creek mortgage, lending, banking, and wealth management teams are headed by Chairman Don Silversmith and President Omar Chyou, who have assembled a group of talented individuals to deliver our wealth planning solutions through a fully-integrated, local, and personalized approach. This combination of sophisticated investment management with highly personalized private banking makes First Western Trust the best private bank for the Western wealth management client.

First Western Trust Bank
233 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO 80206

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Phone: 303-329-7000
Fax: 303-329-7030
Hours: 8a-5p

Equal Housing Lender
NMLS ID 477166
Member FDIC

Our Local Leadership

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson

As Regional President, Josh is responsible for managing the operations and associates of First Western Trust’s regional offices. Josh proactively seeks new business solution opportunities and strengthens relationships with current clients.

Omar Chyou, MBA, AWMA®, AIF®

Omar Chyou, MBA, AWMA®, AIF®

As Market President, Omar Chyou is responsible for building and strengthening client relationships in wealth planning, investment management, commercial and consumer lending, and private banking.

Our Cherry Creek Bank & Wealth Management Team

Read Williamson

Read Williamson

As Vice President, Read helps our client’s design investment strategies tailored to their short- and long-term goals.

Brian Weldon

Brian Weldon

As Vice President, Brian leads the Cherry Creek lending and mortgage services by partnering with individual and commercial clients to identify their goals and structure unique solutions for their needs.

Elise Boyd

Elise Boyd

As an Investment Associate, Elise partners with the Cherry Creek team to deliver customized investment management solutions to new and existing clients.

Morgan Hale

Morgan Hale

As Private Banker in our Cherry Creek office, Morgan builds relationships with her clients by helping them with their daily banking needs. 

Kara Mathewson

Kara Mathewson

As a Private Banker, Kara builds and maintains relationships with her clients to help them reach their banking and financial goals.

Matt Blake

Matt Blake

As Wealth Advisor, Matt uses First Western’s holistic approach to wealth management to best advise our clients on their financial strategy.

Maria Houze

Maria Houze

As Loan Associate, Maria assists the lending team in supporting and growing client relationships through a personalized approach.

Vicki Chana

Vicki Chana

As a Loan Originator, Vicki guides borrowers through completing a mortgage transaction.  She evaluates and recommends approval of residential real estate loans based on the borrowers overall financial picture.

Margaux Askeland

Margaux Askeland

As Assistant Vice President, Margaux builds and maintains relationships with her clients to help them reach their banking and financial goals.

Benjamin Mitchell

Benjamin Mitchell

As Senior Loan Officer, Ben works with clients, real estate agents, financial planners, and attorneys to find the best loan products to suit each individual's needs.