Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Chris Janc is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Chris provides strategic advice, sustained leadership, and deft coordination to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, helping them address the opportunities and challenges that significant wealth can entail. He leads a team of specialists and associates, who work in concert to delineate a more purposeful path toward client intentions and objectives.

Chris has particular depth advising business owners and multigenerational families. Comfortable with complexity, he relishes the opportunity to tackle enduring issues and unwind the intricacies that characterize sophisticated balance sheets. Clients, in turn, look to Chris for an empathetic perspective, which he demonstrates through reliable communication and follow-through. A capable problem solver, Chris strives to deliver a preeminent client experience, marked by consistency and customization.

Chris has worked in wealth management and banking since 1995. Prior to joining the Private Bank in November 2021, he spent more than four years at Abbot Downing, where he was a Managing Director and Relationship Manager. Previously, Chris served as an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan Private Bank for more than seven years. Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years in commercial and investment banking, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged finance. 

Chris earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, magna cum laude. Chris is also a Marine Corps veteran and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Committed to his community, Chris previously served as a Trustee for the DuPage Foundation. He is also a former board member of the DuPage Water Commission.

Chris and his wife live in the western suburbs and have two sons.

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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.