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Edward J. Lowndes
Edward J. Lowndes
Director of Operations, First Foundation Advisors

Mr. Lowndes serves as the Director of Operations for First Foundation Advisors. He is responsible for the development and oversight of the operations strategy related to client account services, billing, portfolio administration, and trading. Mr. Lowndes central point of focus is to create and implement workflows that enhance First Foundation Advisors operating efficiency.

Prior to joining First Foundation in July of 2013, Mr. Lowndes worked at Brandes Investment Partners, BNY Mellon – Lockwood, The Vanguard Group, and Prudential Securities during the course of the preceding 17 years. Responsibilities entailed development of risk management programs, identifying and implementing operational efficiencies, and business management functions.

Mr. Lowndes earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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