IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the appointments of Kori Dolkas and Justin Stewart as Vice President, Branch Managers located at the bank’s San Diego and Oakland locations, respectively.

“As our network of locations grows, we are confident Kori and Justin will strengthen our ties to the community and lead the consistent growth of our business,” said Lindsay Lawrence, Chief Banking Officer of First Foundation Bank. “The outstanding team we have in place at First Foundation Bank continue to focus on delivering excellence in client experience.”

Kori Dolkas will lead the team in growing its existing relationships in the San Diego region while also focusing on team development and training. Dolkas brings more than 35 years of leadership experience in San Diego’s banking industry with a strong focus on client service. Dolkas joins the bank as it moves to a new office location within San Diego. The new office will be located at 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 150, in San Diego.

Stewart begins his new role in First Foundation’s Oakland office after successfully working as a Client Service Manager in the San Diego office. He will work directly with the Oakland team on developing new relationships with the community and crafting customized banking solutions for both new and existing clients. Stewart brings with him over 20 years of banking experience across several different regions in both California and other states.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides private wealth management, personal banking, and business banking. The Company has offices in California, Nevada, and Hawaii with headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit