Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 15, 2019

Interview with the Founder, Chairman and CEO: First Western Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYFW)

Wylie, Scott
Scott Wylie is Founder, Chairman and CEO of First Western Financial, Inc. Mr. Wylie leads a great team of professionals at First Western Financial and First Western Trust. Before that, he served as Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Bank of Colorado after having sold his prior institution, Trust Bank of Colorado, to Northern in 1998. Prior to that, he led the acquisition of Equitable Bankshares of Colorado, a Denver-based bank holding company with two subsidiary banks, now known as Colorado Business Bank. In 1987, he started his first bank as a subsidiary of the First Boston Corporation. He later led a management buyout and renamed it the Bank and Trust of Puerto Rico. Mr. Wylie received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Master of Arts in economic development from the School of International Service at American University. Profile
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TWST: You founded this business in 2002. What was your vision at that time, and what is it today?

Mr. Wylie: At that time, I had sold my