First Foundation Bank Strengthens Regional Leadership with Appointments of Kerri Pedroza, Andrew Winner and Elroy Abe as Vice President and Branch Manager at Three Locations

  • Kerri Pedroza joins First Foundation as the Vice President, Branch Manager of the bank’s Las Vegas location
  • Andrew Winner joins First Foundation as the Vice President, Branch Manager of the bank’s new Oakland location
  • Elroy Abe joins First Foundation as the Vice President, Branch Manager of the bank’s Honolulu location

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 Kerri Pedroza, Andrew Winner, and Elroy Abe as Branch Managers located at the bank’s Las Vegas, Oakland, and Honolulu locations, respectively.

“Kerry, Andrew, and Elroy are great additions to our team and will provide the leadership to allow us to continue our mission to support the wealth and well-being of our clients and expand our brand within the community.”

In this role, Kerri Pedroza, will lead the team in developing new business relationships in the Las Vegas market while focusing on providing exceptional client experience for all existing and new clients. Pedroza brings more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, with several of those years in business development, as well as service and quality control. In her past roles, Pedroza served as Branch Manager for U.S. Bank and Financial Center Manager at both Wachovia and Bank of America.

Andrew Winner joins First Foundation’s recently opened Oakland office, where he will lead the team by supporting existing relationships and helping drive the expansion of the bank’s client base in the Bay Area. Winner brings to First Foundation close to 10 years of experience in banking, including having most recently served as Associate Vice President, Branch Manager at Umpqua Bank. He also served in previous roles at Sonoma Bank and Argent Bank, both located in the Bay Area.

Elroy Abe joins the Honolulu office, and will lead the team in continuing to provide personal service and support for existing clients and help attract new clients. Abe’s background of over 15 years in banking has been focused on providing exceptional client service and being actively involved in the community in Hawaii. Prior to joining First Foundation, he most recently served as Branch Manager at First Hawaiian Bank, and brings with him extensive knowledge and insight about the local community.

“We are very pleased about adding these talented and successful bankers who share First Foundation’s commitment to exceptional client service,” said Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO of First Foundation. “Kerry, Andrew, and Elroy are great additions to our team and will provide the leadership to allow us to continue our mission to support the wealth and well-being of our clients and expand our brand within the community.”

For more information or to speak with a First Foundation spokesperson, 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 has offices in California, Nevada and Hawaii with headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.ff-inc.com.

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