DENVER – August 21, 2014 – First Western Trust is pleased to announce Paula Hendrickson, CFP®, director of retirement consulting services, was named the winner of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award for the banking and finance category.
“Paula’s incredible commitment to our clients and dedication to building better solutions in retirement planning have made her an industry leader,” said Scott Wylie, CEO of First Western. “This is a great recognition from her peers and a testament to her knowledge and experience.”
As Director of Retirement Consulting Services, Paulaspearheads the growth and maintenance of the firm’s retirement plan practice. She engages with clients in investment monitoring and consultation, updating compliance regulations and plan benchmarking. Since launching First Western’s retirement consulting department in 2006, Paula has grown the business to more than $1.2 million in revenue and $680 million in assets under management.
“This is such an honor to be named among this impressive group of women. I’ve said before that being in financial services, there’s never a line at the women’s restroom, and I think awards like this are important to help encourage other women in our industry,” said Paula. “We have an incredible group of people at First Western, who help each other grow and succeed, and I think this award is recognition of that team effort.”
About First Western Trust
First Western Trust’s mission is to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client. The integrated wealth management firm delivers a complete package of goals-oriented wealth advisory services to clients that have a uniquely Western spirit from its offices in Colorado, Arizona, California, and Wyoming. Through its proprietary ConnectView service model, First Western delivers tailored solutions in wealth planning, private banking, investment management, trusts and estates, insurance, philanthropic advisory, and retirement services to help meet its clients’ interconnected, and often complex, personal, business, and philanthropic needs.