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First Western

Director of Operations and Technology | Denver

Chris Pixler, Director of Operations and Technology is responsible for developing and driving our strategy to align our Associates, our processes, and our technology to provide best in class service to our clients.

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Chris spent more than two years assisting in the technology strategy for the bank, helping respond to the forces of growth and increasing regulation. Chris has spent his career in both consulting and working in-industry helping a variety of companies in several industries change processes and technologies to be more successful. Chris has four kids (two boys and two girls) ranging in age from seven to thirteen.

Getting to Know Chris

What do you like most about what you do? 

The most gratifying aspect of my career has been helping people to grow and develop along their careers. I also appreciate making incremental improvements and then taking a moment to look back and appreciate all that we have been able to accomplish.

What do you believe is your best quality? 

Learn quickly.

What is your motto? 

We spend too much time at work to not enjoy what we do.


  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from University of Colorado


  • First Connections Volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Boettcher Foundation Alumni Ambassador