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  • October 1, 2014

Denver, Colo – October 1, 2014 – First Western Trust is pleased to announce a new addition to its Cherry Creek team. As Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, Ryan Van Ness will partner with new and existing clients to build and strengthen their lending relationships.

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Ryan was a financial service representative at New York Life where he managed investment portfolios and implemented financial plans to help clients meet their financial goals and objectives.  He was also a senior commercial banking relationship manager at US Bank prior to his experience at New York Life.  Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Western State College of Colorado.

“We are thrilled to have Ryan join our team,” said Marty May, president of First Western Trust’s Cherry Creek office.  “Our goal is to provide our clients with a team of experts who can develop solutions to fulfill their financial needs. The expertise that Ryan brings in the areas of private banking and lending will help us strengthen our ability to create tailored strategies for our clients.”


About First Western Trust

First Western Trust’s mission is to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client. The integrated wealth management firm delivers a complete package of goals-oriented wealth advisory services to clients that have a uniquely Western spirit from its 11 offices in Colorado, Arizona, California, and Wyoming.

Through its proprietary ConnectView service model, First Western delivers tailored solutions, spanning wealth planning, private banking, investment management, trusts and estates, insurance, philanthropic advisory, and retirement services to help meet its clients’ interconnected, and often complex, personal, business, and philanthropic needs.