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Director of Business Development 

Suzanne Weller, director of business development in the Denver office, is responsible to lead First Western Trust's team of business development officers, office presidents, product groups heads to develop sale strategies and sales efforts accordingly. Suzanne will produce overall sales processes including initial prospect list name identification, qualification, prioritization, initial contact and development strategy, identification of fit and opportunity, due diligence and proposal development, and overall management of new customer acquisition. 

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Suzanne has had a 15 year career in financial services distinguished by commended performance and highly qualified results. Suzanne has proved to be a professional in client relations, business development, communications, marketing, and financial services, and management with extensive experience in both commercial lending as well as financial planning. In addition to her banking career, Suzanne was a non-profit executive for the March of Dimes Foundation. Suzanne was recruited by First Western Trust to a director of business development role in October of 2017. 

Getting to Know Suzanne

What do you like most about what you do?

I love working with either a company or a team member to challenge them and collaborate with them to achieve their goals. I find that utilizing a holistic approach to any problem or situation can yield not only the best results as a variety of fresh and innovative ideas are brought forth but you form a team- and that’s an environment that I enjoy the most!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Floating on a boat on a lake at sunset with my family!

What is your motto?

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio University. 
  • 20 under 40 Award Winner. 

Involvement

  • Board Member, March of Dimes Foundation. 
  • Volunteer and Fundraiser, Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado.
  • Member, Denver Tech Center and South Denver Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Planning and Fundraising Committee, Street's Hope.