Christopher (Chris) Gialanella

Managing Director, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile

Christopher Gialanella is a Managing Director and Private Client Manager at Bank of America Private Bank. He works closely with ultra-high-net-worth clients throughout the New York metropolitan area, including C-suite executives, multigenerational families, and family offices. Chris is part of a lean and nimble team that connects clients with the resources to take advantage of strategic investment opportunities. Applying his extensive structured credit and lending experience, he focuses on finding creative financing solutions for real estate, aircraft, yachts, fine art, and private equity. He and the team can also help clients address specific wealth management goals, with strategies for philanthropy and business succession as well as trust and estate planning services.  

Before he became a Private Client Manager in 2018, Chris was a credit risk approval executive covering both U.S. Trust (now The Private Bank) and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in metropolitan New York. Prior to that, he was a credit manager with Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He started his career at Bank of America in 2001 as a credit risk analyst for large corporate clients. 

Chris earned both his MBA degree and a Bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance at Wake Forest University. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and twin son and daughter. Chris enjoys playing sports and outdoor activities with his family. In the community, he has volunteered as a tutor for Heart Math Tutoring.

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