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Leading the way.

At First Western Trust, our company and our associates are committed to serving our clients through our differentiated approach to wealth management and private banking. By delivering the financial expertise to help our clients reach their goals for each dimension of wealth, we have found significant success for our clients, associates, company, and shareholders, and our communities have taken note:

2017

  • 40 Under 40 - Jeremy Nicholas, President, First Western Trust, DTC - Denver Business Journal
  • #4 - 2017 Investment Managers and Financial Planners - Denver Business Journal
  • #3 - 2017 Top Trust Company - Denver Business Journal
  • Finalist - Outstanding Women in Business, Alexis Owen, Director of Brand - Denver Business Journal

2016

  • #3 - 2016 Top Trust Companies - Denver Business Journal
  • #9 - 2016 Top Bank Holding Companies - Denver Business Journal
  • #4 - 2016 Top Investment Manager - Denver Business Journal
  • 2016 Fastest Growing Private Companies  - Denver Business Journal
  • Winner - Women of Distinction, Kristi Benningsdorf, President of First Western Trust, Northern Colorado - BizWest
  • Winner - Outstanding Women in Business, Debbie Silversmith, Chief Investment Officer - Denver Business Journal
  • Winner - Women of Distinction, Brook Kramer, Vice President - Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Top 25 Young Professionals - Jeremy Nicholas, President, First Western Trust, DTC - ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • James F. Cole Award for Services - Dino Camunez, Director of Commercial Banking - New Mexico State University Alumni Association
  • Most Influential Women in Business - Trish Stark, President, First Western Trust, Scottsdale - AZ Big Media
  • Top Women Advisors - Paula Hendrickson, Director of Retirement Consulting Services, First Western Trust - National Association of Plan Advisors

2015

  • #4 - 2015 Top Investment Manager - Denver Business Journal
  • Winner - Top Company - ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • Finalist - C-Suite Awards, Alexis Owen, Director of Marketing - Denver Business Journal
  • Winner - Stan Black Award, Nancy Stevens, Chairman of First Western Trust, Boulder - The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
  • Top 25 Young Professionals – Steve Shear, Director of Treasury Management – ColoradoBiz Magazine

2014

  • Finalist - Top Company - ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers - PLANADVISER Magazine
  • Top 250 Private Companies - ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • #4 - 2014 Top Investment Managers - Denver Business Journal
  • Winner - Outstanding Women in Business, Paula Hendrickson, Director of Retirement Consulting Services - Denver Business Journal
  • Finalist– Scott Wylie–PowerBook Denver Business Journal

2013

  • Finalist –Top Company– ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • #38– Top 250 Private Companies–ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • #4 - 2013 Top Investment Managers - Denver Business Journal
  • Finalist– Scott Wylie–PowerBook Denver Business Journal
  • Dynamic Women in Business– Trish Stark–Phoenix Business Journal
  • Top 25 Young Professionals– Alexis Boian–ColoradoBiz Magazine

2012

  • #2230 –Inc 500/5000
  • Finalist –Top Company– ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • #39– Top 250 Private Companies– ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • Finalist– Chief Information Officer of the Year–Denver Business Journal
  • Finalist– Scott Wylie–PowerBook Denver Business Journal
  • Top 25 Young Professionals– Mandy Jesser–ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • Top 50 Advisors– Paula Hendrickson–401k Wire

2011

  • 2011 Denver 5 Star Wealth Manager – Katherine Berke and Pate Reber – Five Star Professionals, 5280 and ColoradoBiz
  • #3 – Fastest Growing Private Company, Flight II – Denver Business Journal
  • #1562 - Inc 5000
  • #44 – Top 250 Private Companies by ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2011 Finalist – Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Most Promising Companies”
  • Ryan Trigg – CFO of the Year – Denver Business Journal
  • Philanthropy, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts 2011 – First Western Trust received the Philanthropy  Award honoring exemplary corporate citizenship and generosity to arts and cultural projects and organizations.