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Relationship Banker III | Fort Collins

Chris McPhail, Relationship Banker III at First Western Trust’s Fort Collins office, is responsible for growing and building relationships with our clients to help them reach their financial goals. With Chris' experience working in the banking industry, he is uniquely equipped to help his clients analyze their financial statements and find the right solutions for their needs.

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Chris spent more than 20 years in commercial banking and was previously a Commercial Relationship Manager for KeyBank. Before joining the finance industry Chris was a U.S. Army Officer.

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Getting to Know Chris

What do you like most about what you do?

The most rewarding part of my job is getting to know a client and help them succeed. I enjoy helping them succeed from a financial standpoint and improve their ability to provide jobs to the community.

What do you believe is your best quality? 

Mating client needs to the banks capabilities.

What is your motto?

Any way to the top, a motto I used in the Army and climbing mountains which to me means never quit.


  • Pacific Coast Banking School
  • Bachelor's from Washington State University


  • Prior to moving to Fort Collins, Chris was a board member for the Tacoma Arts live and Washington Business Week