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John M. Michel
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John M. Michel
Chief Financial Officer

At First Foundation, Mr. Michel is responsible for the treasury, information technology, financial reporting and human resource functions. He also provides assistance to other members of the Bank’s management team for business development and financial management matters.

Mr. Michel, a certified public accountant (inactive), has over 20 years of experience in banking, mortgage and real estate accounting and financial management. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of community and regional financial institutions. Mr. Michel is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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Deposit and loan products offered by First Foundation Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

Investment and Advisory Services provided by First Foundation Advisors, an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor. Trust Services and Insurance Services are offered through First Foundation Bank. First Foundation Insurance Services license number #0H38553.

Investment, Insurance, and Advisory Products and Services:

  • ARE NOT FDIC INSURED
  • ARE NOT BANK GUARANTEED
  • MAY LOSE VALUE
  • ARE NOT A DEPOSIT
  • ARE NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY