Scott Kavanaugh

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: FIRST FOUNDATION INC.

FFI wealth manager since 1990s, bank since 2007 … involved in bank founding, chief since 2009 … No. 4 OC-based bank, $3.9B assets, 215 workers … shares up 50% TTM to $618M market cap … personal stake 1.4M shares … excolleague of Opus Bank’s Steve Gordon at Commercial Capital … now in spat re: recruiting … bank buyer 2012, 2015, 2017