Ellen R Shain

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Ellen Shain is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank. Ellen leads a team of professionals who advise high net worth individuals and their families in all aspects of their wealth management needs, from offering customized investment management strategies to credit structuring and sophisticated estate planning services.  She focuses on client’s charitable interests through their private family foundations.  In addition, Ellen works closely with the Private Bank's Philanthropic Services Division which provides assistance to nonprofit tax exempt organizations.

In the financial services industry for 30 years, Ellen started her career at The First National Bank of Boston in the Loan Officer Development Program and then grew her career through several private bank roles in legacy Bank of America organizations. She held team leader positions in the credit organization for 10 years and then expanded her experience and responsibilities over the last 20 years in the investment, banking and fiduciary aspects of the business.

Ellen graduated as a government and economics major from Colby College.  Ellen holds the CFP® certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

Ellen’s outside interests include 18 years in past roles as a member of the Board of Trustees for two independent schools; Pingree School in Hamilton, Massachusetts and Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts. She was also an active board member of Boston Children’s Theatre, an organization that promotes opportunities for youth in the performing arts.   Most recently, she served on the Board of Wellspring House, a Cape Ann, Massachusetts based organization dedicated to shelter, education and job training as a means to help families move out of poverty. Ellen is also a partial member of the MA Chapter Conversation: FPA Connect.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.

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

Robert A. Connolly

Private Client Manager

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Michael A Williams

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Michael (Brad) Sheridan


Evan Kiley


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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 (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.