Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first pharmacy or growing a chain, we are instrumental in bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization — we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.
We closed today on our transaction and it was incredibly smooth, mainly due to the hard work on the back end by FFB's loan operations team. My law firm represent lenders, sellers, and buyers on SBA loan closings so I know what it takes to get them done. On the front end, no one would have ever even known this was an SBA deal. I cannot pay a higher compliment than that as many lenders attempt to close SBA loans, but many are not able to close it in the way FFB did. It was a pleasure working together. We couldn't have done it without the exceptional work by the FFB team! Rishi, NJ
My loan officer was very knowledgeable and personable, and knew my business extremely well. FFB is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them! Jill, NY
Having lenders with industry experience that are friendly, it doesn't seem like you are working with bankers, great experience! Tyler, MO
They have numerous industry partners that refer them, that says a lot! Emily, CO
First Financial Bank
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Larry is the driving force for the healthcare lending division of the bank, leading the team of loan officers for pharmacy and veterinary loans. Through his guidance, his team navigates loan operations, marketing and other functions at the bank to successfully shepherd borrowers through the process. Leveraging many years of experience as a VP of Strategic Solutions at McKesson, Larry identifies opportunities for partnerships with GPOs, brokers, and various associations. As a result, new relationships and connections expand what his team can do for customers into new, beneficial areas.
Outside work, he and his family are outdoor enthusiasts. Passionate about giving back, they also donate their time and skills to their local schools, church and a charity Larry co-founded.
Larry recently shared his knowledge in a session on “Are You Ready to Grow? Taking the Next Steps to Multi-Store Ownership” at the recent American Associated Pharmacy (AAP) conference.
Professional Services Division
First Financial Bank
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Prospective independent pharmacy owners have found a kindred spirit in Bob. With decades in the industry, beginning as a staff pharmacist, then growing a profitable chain of retail pharmacies and subsequent leadership roles at McKesson, Bob gained immeasurable knowledge of just what it takes to build a solid business in this industry. Because of his vast experience, he has been called upon to consult on transferring ownership of pharmacy businesses. The result: a seamless transition.
Bob is now applying his subject matter expertise to institutionalize enhancements to the programs and offerings of the Professional Services Division. Bob’s work is focused on developing opportunities for current and future clients, while sharing insights with his dedicated teammates about what it takes to succeed as an independent pharmacy owner.
In his spare time, Bob enjoys the outdoors plus working with his hands, restoring old tractors or woodworking.
2638 East Joyce Blvd, Suite 2
Fayetteville, AR 72703
The entrepreneurial spirit burns bright in the clients Bo guides through the intricacies of the process to pharmacy ownership. With his 20 years of experience in retail and commercial banking, clients gain a seasoned advisor who is instrumental in helping them achieve their goals.
Bo joined First Financial Bank’s client-focused pharmacy loan team in 2012 to specialize in helping those who are looking to acquire or build a pharmacy.
However, the relationship only builds from there. Bo enjoys building relationships with clients during the process and stays in touch with clients after closing.
Outside of work, you can find Bo and his high energy family engaged in variety of activities, including travel and golf.
1888 Main Street, Suite C187
Madison, MS 39110
Drew joined First Financial Bank’s Pharmacy Lending Team in 2012 after working at a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company. As an independent pharmacy owner himself for over 5 years, Drew enjoys coaching buyers through the details of pharmacy ownership. Clear communication helps alleviate concerns, and he understands the necessary skills and tools needed to navigate the process.
Whether dealing with a complex SBA loan or a multi-store deal with numerous affiliates, Drew works at the crux of expertise and creativity. This collaborative approach provides Drew with the best part of the job: witnessing the many success stories of his clients.
When not working with clients, Drew and his family are involved with their local church, participating in sports and enjoying the outdoors.
More details about his professional experience: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-hegi-mba-26911448/