Accreditations

Our ConnectView approach, based on the fact that every part of your financial world is connected—and affected—by all the others, leads to a rare understanding with the people, families and businesses we serve. This has brought our clients and our organization success, and many leaders in our communities have taken note:

Award Listings

2017

  • 40 Under 40 – Jeremy Nicholas, President, First Western Trust, DTC – Denver Business Journal
  • #4 – 2017 Investment Managers and Financial Planners – 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
  • #3 & #4– High Yield Products–Investment News
  • #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
  • #2 – High Yield Short Duration Manager, FW Capital Management– Pensions and Investments
  • #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.

2010

  • Finalist – Top Company, First Western Financial, Inc. – ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • Finalist – Heart of Business Award, Dino Camunez – Phoenix Business Journal
  • Best Places to Work – First Western Trust Bank, Scottsdale – Phoenix Business Journal
  • Top Guns Manager of the Decade – Century City, Core Fixed Income – PSN
  • Paula Hendrickson – Founding Lecturer – The Retirement University at UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education
  • High Yield Top 5 – Investment News
  • #4 – Fastest Growing Company, Flight II – Denver Business Journal
  • #4 – Investment Managers and Financial Planners List – Denver Business Journal
  • #28 – Denver Area Banks and Savings Associates – Denver Business Journal
  • #53 – 250 Top Private Companies List – ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • #1256 – Inc 5000