DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - First Western Trust Bank, striving to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client, has engaged industry veteran Harold Pine to serve on the firm's DTC | Cherry Hills Portfolio Management team.

Mr. Pine comes to First Western with over 30 years of investment management experience. He most recently served as Chief Investment Officer for Jess S. Morgan Company, a Los Angeles-based investment management firm. Previously, he held investment management executive positions with US Bancorp, Wells Fargo, and UBS. 

"We work hard to attract the best and brightest financial professionals, who can provide our clients with true industry-leading service," said Christian Lewis, President of DTC | Cherry Hills. "Harold is a great asset to our dynamic team and he will undoubtedly contribute significantly to our efforts, offering integrated wealth management and developing new business in our thriving market."

Mr. Pine holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a focus on Finance and Economics, from California State University, and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Colorado. He is an active member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

"As a growing company, we strive to constantly improve our client experience," said Joanne Field, President of First Western Trust Bank, Colorado. "By giving our clients access to an experienced professional like Harold, who has the expertise to analyze a breadth of investment vehicles and create custom investment strategies, we're accomplishing that goal."

About First Western Trust Bank
First Western Trust Bank strives to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client, providing comprehensive tailored solutions in the areas of wealth planning, private banking, investment management and trust services. With over $4 billion in assets under management, First Western was recently ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing bank/bank holding institutions in the country. Built specifically for the new economies of the West, the firm and its affiliates have offices in Arizona, California, and Colorado. For more information, visit or call 303-531-8100.

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For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Macsovits
First Western Trust Bank
(303) 531-8100