SOURCE: First Foundation Inc.

First Foundation Inc.

September 21, 2011 13:00 ET

Carl Vonderau Joins First Foundation Bank

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Carl Vonderau 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. Vonderau has over thirty years of experience, most recently with San Diego Private Bank.

"We are excited about the opportunity to offer our services in the greater San Diego area," says Scott Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation. "I believe Carl will serve as a key contributor to the company and the community as he leverages his local knowledge and skills with the extensive service platform provided by First Foundation."

Vonderau will be responsible for generating bank and investment deposits out of the company's new San Diego office, assisting business and personal clients in meeting their banking and lending needs. His extensive experience working with executives in the real estate, manufacturing, financial services, software, marketing and medical industries will be a great fit for the First Foundation's high net worth clients.

"As a respected resident of the San Diego community, Carl's lending and deposit experience combined with our sophisticated integrated financial services should greatly benefit the San Diego businesses and individuals seeking a trusted financial advisor," says David Rahn, President and COO of First Foundation Bank.

"I am very pleased to be part of First Foundation in our new office in San Diego," Vonderau said. "I think that the high net worth community will appreciate our combination of broad and sophisticated wealth expertise and our focus on exceptional service."

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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