First Foundation Advisors Appoints Industry Veteran Jeffrey Eisfelder as Managing Director

  • Jeffrey Eisfelder joins First Foundation as a Managing Director within the firm’s advisory division
  • The hire comes at the heels of a major milestone for the company

IRVINE, Calif.--()--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, which collectively provide investment management, wealth planning, consulting, insurance, trust and banking services primarily to high net-worth individuals and businesses, has hired Jeffrey Eisfelder as a Managing Director within the advisory division.

“I’m honored and privileged to be joining the First Foundation team. What appealed to me most about the firm was the comprehensive nature of their offering”

In his new role, Eisfelder will partner with a team of investment, planning and trust experts to draw upon the resources of First Foundation Advisors to help clients understand and plan for important financial goals.

“This has been an exciting year for First Foundation – we’ve been expanding regionally, we just celebrated our first year as a publicly traded company, and we’ve brought on some exceptional new colleagues, among them Jeff Eisfelder,” said John Hakopian, President, First Foundation Advisors. “Our ‘community-centric’ brand of wealth management resonates with our clients and has been fueling our measured growth.”

Eisfelder has 20 years of investment and wealth management experience. Prior to joining FFA he was a Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor at City National Bank and Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at Lido Advisors.

“I’m honored and privileged to be joining the First Foundation team. What appealed to me most about the firm was the comprehensive nature of their offering,” said Eisfelder. “From retirement to insurance to investing to banking, First Foundation truly is a one-stop solution for clients and their families. I couldn’t be more excited to call the firm my new professional home.”

The hiring comes at an exciting time for First Foundation, as executives from the firm rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ exchange last week, in celebration of its one-year anniversary of becoming a publicly traded company.

To speak with a First Foundation spokesperson regarding this story, please contact: firstfoundation@ficommpartners.com.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, insurance, trust and banking services. The Company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in Newport Beach, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Palm Desert and the Imperial Valley in California; in Las Vegas, Nevada; and in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information, please visit our website at www.ff-inc.com.

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