SOURCE: First Foundation Inc.

First Foundation Inc.

September 29, 2011 13:35 ET

Banking Industry Veteran Stuart Bailey Joins First Foundation Bank

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Stuart Bailey has joined First Foundation Bank ("FFB") as a Vice President, Private Banker. FFB is wholly owned subsidiary of First Foundation Inc. ("First Foundation"), a financial firm since 1990 that provides integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services. Mr. Bailey has over 40 years of experience in banking, sales management and marketing, most recently as the Regional President for Sunrise Bank in Palm Desert, CA.

"Stu has tremendous success in building a community bank. His ability to anticipate client needs matched with our depth and breadth of services will ensure our continued expansion in the Coachella Valley while providing unparalleled personal service," says Scott Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation.

Bailey is responsible for generating loans, bank and investment deposits by developing new relationships and assisting clients in meeting their financial goals through products and services offered at First Foundation. FFB's private bankers serve as the single point of contact for their clients, whether it is opening additional accounts or providing solutions to complex financial transactions.

"Stu strongly exemplifies the values the bank was founded on and continues to provide," said FFB President, David Rahn. "His banking experience and focus on achieving each client's needs effectively and in a timely manner makes us confident that First Foundation clients will enjoy working with him."

"I'm absolutely delighted with the opportunity First Foundation Bank affords to me to continue to service my Coachella Valley bank customers, and to provide a broad range of banking products and personal financial services to meet just about any need they may have," said Bailey.

About First Foundation
First Foundation is a financial institution with over twenty years of experience that provides integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services. The company is headquartered in Irvine with offices in La Quinta, Pasadena and San Diego, California. First Foundation Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Foundation Inc. For more information, please visit our website at www.ff-inc.com.

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