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Dennis J Robinson, CFP, CIMA
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, First Western Trust
Alumni Advisory Board
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Biography at a Glance

Dennis Robinson is senior vice president and senior portfolio manager of the downtown Denver location of First Western Trust, a private bank and investment manager with tailored services for business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals. In his role, Dennis acts as the primary contact for wealth planning and investment management clients for the institution, helping to create and deliver tailored solutions to achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Prior to joining First Western,Dennis founded Distance Wealth Management, an independent financial advisory practice, in 2015, after spending more than 12 years working as a consultant in several areas of the distribution side of the financial services industry.

Dennis holds several professional certificates, including the Certified Financial Planner and Certified Investment Management Analyst designations. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and a former member of the Investment Management Consultants Association.


  • MBA with a concentration in Finance, Daniels College of Business
  • BA, Liberal Arts and Communications, Penn State University


Outside of work, Dennis, his wife and his two sons live in south Denver and enjoy spending time in the mountain town of Frisco. Dennis is also a wedding officiant, founding Rocky Mountain Custom Ceremonies in early 2015. Throughout the year, you’ll likely find Dennis running, cycling, hiking, skiing and generally taking advantage of all that Colorado has to offer for outdoor activities.

Additionally, volunteering has always been important to Dennis. He is vice president of the Cory-Merrill Neighborhood Association and has also spent time working with the Craig Hospital Foundation, Denver Urban Scholars, Junior Achievement, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Dennis is also actively involved with both the Penn State and DU alumni communities in Denver, mentoring students as part of the LEAD program at DU and serving on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Daniels College of Business. In 2017, Dennis was a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Leadership Program. The project of the class was to help lay the foundation of the 5280 Loop, a project to help better link neighborhoods and connect people in the city of Denver.

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