Scott F. Kavanaugh

Chief Executive Officer at First Foundation, Inc.

Scott F. Kavanaugh

Scott F. Kavanaugh

Chief Executive Officer at First Foundation, Inc.

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Career Highlights

Financial Institutional Partners Mortgage Co LP
Commercial Capital Mortgage
Keller Financial Group, Inc.

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357

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

01/1961

Age

60

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Former Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company & First Foundation Advisors at First Foundation, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, Principal Executive Officer & President at NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.

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President at First Foundation Advisors

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President at First Foundation, Inc.

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President at M. M. Rosenberg & Associates

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Investor Relations at Highland Capital Management LP

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Director & Executive Vice President at Dealers Protection Group

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Founding Member at United Way's Women's Philanthropy Fund

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President & Chief Executive Officer at FLC Capital Advisors

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Professionals' Retirement Strategy

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Scott F. Kavanaugh
Chief Executive Officer at First Foundation, Inc.
Education
BS in Business Administration-Accounting

The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UT, or UTK) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

MBA in Information Systems

The University of North Texas College of Business is a constituent college of the University of North Texas in Denton. It is organized in five academic departments — (i) Accounting, (ii) Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Law (FIREL), (iii) Information Technology & Decision Sciences, (iv) Management, and (v) Marketing & Logistics. The College also has six interdisciplinary centers — (a) the Center for NAFTA Studies, (b) the Information Systems Research Center, (c) the Institute of Petroleum Accounting, (d) the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship (e) the Professional Leadership Program, and (f) the Center for Logistics Education & Research. The College awards Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

MBA

The University of North Texas was founded in 1890 and is the flagship university of the UNT system, a student-centered research university. It is the state's fourth largest university and the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. UNT has about 36,000 student enrolled in 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

First Foundation, Inc. is a bank holding, which engages in the provision of comprehensive platform of financial services to individuals, businesses, and organizations. It operates through the following segments: Banking and Wealth Management. The company was founded by John Avak Hakopian and Ulrich Emanuel Keller, Jr. in 1990 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

First Foundation Advisors (FFA) is a value manager that manages portfolios including individually owned securities, mutual funds and fully discretionary sub-advisor accounts. The firm's process may meet some client's objectives by using a complete portfolio of mutual funds or a combination of individual US-listed stocks and mutual funds to meet an allocation in specialized investment areas such as foreign stocks. FFA also serves clients who require that their portfolios are 100% invested with sub-advisors in an open architecture platform whose performance is monitored by the firm. By offering a combination of proprietary core investment capabilities complemented by selected mutual funds and sub-advisors.FFA manages fixed-income holdings with the goal of minimizing fees and maximizing safety through high-quality investments. They supplement their fixed-income diversification through the use mutual funds for specialized areas such as global, US Government securities and opportunistic fixed-income investments. The firm may purchase municipal or corporate bonds, US Treasuries, foreign bonds, high yield bonds, investment grade bonds, MBS, REITS and other forms of fixed-income securities. Individual bonds and/or no-load bond mutual funds are used depending on a variety of factors including price, asset class, expected holding period, risk, liquidity and marketability. The firm actively manages municipal bond portfolios consisting of general obligation bonds, education bonds and utility bonds.The firm manages a core all-cap equity portfolio that seeks to outperform the S&P 500 on a risk-adjusted basis over a full market cycle. Their diversified proprietary portfolio of 25 to 40 stocks focuses on the stocks identified in their analysis and adheres to a disciplined, long-term investment approach. FFA's all-cap portfolio strategy seeks to capitalize on stock market inefficiencies through rigorous, bottom-up fundamental research. They purchase stocks that are trading at a substantial discount to a conservatively estimated intrinsic value.FFA uses mutual funds for investments in asset classes requiring specific expertise including global small-cap equities and global fixed-income securities. These pooled investments provide clients with access to specialized assets classes at institutional pricing.The firm uses alternative investments to diversify portfolios in an endowment style model to reduce rapid changes to a client's overall portfolio market value. FFA seeks to provide enhanced diversification and yield with less volatility than the traditional investment portfolio approach.

Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

First Foundation Bank engages in the provision of commercial banking services. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

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First Foundation, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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First Foundation, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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First Foundation, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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