SOURCE: First Foundation, Inc.

First Foundation, Inc.

April 05, 2011 14:20 ET

Joseph T. Gubbrud Joins First Foundation Bank's Pasadena Office

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) -  With over 30 years' experience, Joseph Gubbrud has joined First Foundation Bank (FFB) as a Vice President and Private Banker, managing the Pasadena trust office. FFB is an affiliate of First Foundation, a 20-year-old private financial firm offering integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services.

Gubbrud will be serving individuals and families in need of wealth transfer, business succession and charitable planning services. He has an extensive background in taxation, trust law, and investments.

"I am extremely pleased to join the group of outstanding professionals here at FFB," said Gubbrud. "The level of experience, expertise and dedication to delivering a full array of services makes this truly a top notch organization. Our history of investment performance, quality consulting services along with banking and trust services makes this organization one that any professional would be proud to be associated with. I look forward to providing our clients a unique level of service that will not only meet, but exceed, their expectations."

Prior to joining FFB, Gubbrud's career includes positions serving the trust needs of clients at City National Bank, Bank of the West and Bank of America. At Bank of America he created and managed the national charitable services group. His expertise in charitable trusts has contributed to him being frequently asked to be a speaker at professional organizations and serve on advisory councils for several Los Angeles based charitable organizations. Mr. Gubbrud is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and an associate member of Professional Fiduciary Association of California.

Mr. Gubbrud received his BA in business administration from Augustana College. He received his law degree and his MBA from the University of South Dakota.

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