Benjamin J. Ledyard

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Benjamin Ledyard is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Wilmington, Delaware. He draws on more than two decades of financial experience to support public and private foundations, multi generations of ultra-high-net-worth families, business owners, and senior executives who are striving for steady progress toward their unique goals.


An experienced team leader, Ben connects clients to the resources and capabilities that align with their distinctive needs, guiding effective collaboration across a team of highly focused specialists.  Together, they collaborate closely to offer strategies across multiple disciplines, including trust and estate planning services, investment management, wealth structuring, tax minimization strategies, business succession planning, philanthropy, and sophisticated credit and lending for acquisitions of fine art, personal aircraft and luxury yachts.


Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2011, Ben enjoyed a successful career in wealth management. During this tenure, he served as managing director and private client advisor for Silverbridge & Associates, co-founder and managing director of the Wilmington Trust Family Office, managing director, private client advisor and wealth strategist for Wilmington Trust Company. Ben began his career in 1995 as a financial advisor for First Financial Resources in Wilmington. He earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Delaware Law School. *


Ben serves on the board of trustees for the Delaware Museum of Natural History, where he is co-chair of a $10 million capital campaign.  Ben is married with two daughters and resides in Wilmington. Outside of work, he plays guitar in a local band and enjoys hiking, fine arts, skiing, fishing, and playing golf and tennis.


*In his role at Bank of America, Ben does not provide legal advice.


  • Delaware Museum of Natural History


  • Delaware Law School
  • University of Delaware

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

Isla Grant

Senior Trust Officer


Brandon P Biery

Private Client Manager


Dean D'Amico

Portfolio Manager


Marcus Adams

Portfolio Manager


Dennis Springer

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Jeffrey (Jeff) Barson

Portfolio Manager


Key Contacts

Liese W Kolb

Private Bank Senior Associate


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.