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First Western

Relationship Manager | Lending | Northern Colorado

As Relationship Manager, Lending, James is responsible for building and strengthening new and existing client relationships in commercial and consumer lending. Prior to joining First Western Trust, James started his banking career at Wells Fargo Bank and then moved to AXA Advisors as a financial services professional. Collectively, James has more than 22 years of experience in banking and financial services.

Getting to Know James

Provide solutions/outcomes to clients that make them even more successful. Being part of a team organization that allows a voice, is open to suggestions and listens to accomplish the best possible outcomes.

What do you believe is your best quality? 

Staying within myself. Caring and being passionate about what I believe in.

Be fair, be honest, be consistent.


  • Bachelors of Science in Finance with a minor in Accounting from California State University 
  • Wells Faro Bank UCA (Uniform Credit Analyst) 


  • Shining Stars Foundation, Volunteer