First Foundation's CTO Adrian Darmawan Talks Enterprise Technology Solutions

(As Featured in "CIO Review")


Posted 04/24/2017 Read More >

Are Advisers Steering Wealthy Clients Away From 529 Plans?

(As Featured in "Financial Planning")


High-net-worth and ultrahigh-net-worth advisers are overlooking a valuable savings tool for their clients, one investment research firm says. 

Only 16% of wealthy investors have opened 529 plans for their children’s college expenses, according to a study by investment research firm Spectrem Group... Read More

Posted 03/21/2017 Read More >

$60,000 Grant Will Benefit Ocean Education in Newport Beach

(As Featured in the "Daily Pilot")

A $60,000 grant from Irvine-based First Foundation Inc. will be given to the Discovery Science Foundation to help fund the Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest in Newport Beach for ocean-science education... Read More

Posted 02/07/2017 Read More >

How to Retire When Your Business Partners Are Sticking Around

If you're going into business with several partners, make sure you set some retirement ground rules upfront.

Posted 01/04/2017 Read More >

Community bank kicks off Bay Area expansion in Oakland, eyes San Francisco

(As Featured in "San Francisco Business Times")


Posted 11/04/2016 Read More >

On the Move: New Ventures

(As Featured in "The Orange County Register")

First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two wholly owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, is acquiring two branches from Pacific Western Bank in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach. The deposits in the branches total roughly $200 million... Read More

Posted 10/09/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Bank Adds Credit Officer to Equipment Finance Department

(As Featured in "Equipment Finance Advisor")

Garrett Reetz has joined First Foundation Bank as Credit Officer in the Equipment Finance Department in Irvine, California.  While servicing the equipment finance and leasing needs of the bank’s customers and prospects, the primary growth engine for the Equipment Finance Department is through third party originations... Read More

Posted 09/14/2016 Read More >

BRIEF-First Foundation to buy 2 branches in Orange County

(As Featured in "Reuters")

  • Upon closing of transaction, first foundation bank will operate a total of eleven branches
  • First foundation to acquire two branches in Orange County... Read More
Posted 10/03/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Adds Credit Officer for Equipment Finance Unit

(As Featured in "Monitor Daily")

Garrett Reetz joined First Foundation Bank as credit officer in the equipment finance department.

Reetz was previously a credit officer with Financial Pacific Leasing. He started as a credit analyst with Financial Pacific Leasing in June of 2014... Read More

Posted 09/23/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Buys Branches

(As Featured in "Orange County Business Journal")


Irvine-based First Foundation Inc. has agreed to acquire two Pacific Western Bank branches, located in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach... Read More

Posted 10/03/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Bank Named as Top 10 Growth Bank

(As Featured in "Bank Director")

by Jack Milligan

To every rule there is an exception—or in this case, 10 of them.

Posted 05/20/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Has Its Roots in Wealth Management

(As Featured in "La Jolla Light")

by David L. Coddon

Like the financial institution of which he is chief executive officer, Scott F. Kavanaugh is constantly on the move. His Irvine-based First Foundation Inc., which has had a San Diego office on Executive Drive since 2011, has expanded from Southern California (seven branches) east into Las Vegas and west to Hawaii... Read More


Posted 08/17/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Bank SBA Lending Feature in American Banker

(As Featured in "American Banker")


For First Foundation, the government-backed program should... Read More

Posted 09/14/2016 Read More >

Stock Futures Edge Higher as Wall Street Mulls Fed's Next Move

(As Featured in "The Street")

By Keris Alison Lahiff

Stock futures edged higher in the return from the long Labor Day weekend as markets continued to mull over the Federal Reserve's next big move. 

S&P 500 futures were up 0.09%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 0.11%, and Nasdaq futures added 0.1%.

Posted 09/06/2016 Read More >

10 Ways to Succeed as Bank CFO

The job of chief financial officer is more complex than ever, requiring high levels of expertise in not just accounting, but also compliance, technology, investor relations and strategic planning. 


Posted 05/10/2016 Read More >