Barrett N Cornelius

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Barrett Cornelius is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. Barrett works closely with clients distinguished for their accomplishments and aspirations. Most are successful business owners – women and men for whom growing their enterprise is a key priority. He also assists corporate executives and generations of families, mostly in the Atlanta area.

Barrett recognizes that listening and learning from clients is critical to the long-term relationships he’s built and the strategies he crafts on their behalf. Many anticipate a liquidity event, brought on by a sale, exit or inheritance. Others may be assuming control of a business, sending children to college, planning for a well-deserved retirement, or looking to create a family or philanthropic legacy.

In addition to his own knowledge and insights, Barrett leads a select team of experienced specialists whose mission it is to help clients optimize their balance sheets and bolster their financial picture. Operating across a range of disciplines, the team provides investment management, asset preservation, tax minimization strategies and estate planning services, concentrated stock, restriction and grant strategies, business succession planning, credit and lending, and philanthropic services.

Prior to joining the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2019, Barrett served high-net-worth clients for four years as a Merrill financial advisor.

Originally from Atlanta, Barrett attended Woodward Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration, with a concentration in finance from Auburn University. Barrett is actively involved with the Woodward Academy Alumni Association and enjoys traveling, playing golf and watching college football. He lives with his wife, Austin and their corgis Harry and Windsor.


  • Auburn University
  • Woodward Academy

Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Priya Saha

Private Client Manager


Bryan C Chitwood

Private Client Manager


Billy (Bill) C Hamlet

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Will Haley

Portfolio Manager


William (Bill) S Patzer

Portfolio Manager


James (Jim) T Farmer

Portfolio Manager


Joseph (Joe) M Scarpinato

Portfolio Manager


Christopher (Chris) C Stevens

Portfolio Manager


Michael Allen Pond

Senior Trust Officer


Matthew W Goodson

Senior Trust Officer


Kelsey L Wallace

Senior Trust Officer



Structured Credit Executive


Key Contacts

Carolyn D Landrum

Private Banking Associate II - Registered


Sherry E Earnest

Private Banking Associate II - Registered


Let's Have A Conversation

We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.