Joel Martin

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Joel Martin is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Richmond, Virginia. As the primary point of contact for ultra-high-net-worth clients, Joel focuses on understanding the financial priorities that are most important to them. Drawing on the extensive resources of the Private Bank, he coordinates a team of knowledgeable specialists to support each client’s individual wealth management strategies.

Joel is committed to providing each client with a highly personalized, professional service experience. Together with his team, he can offer a range of services tailored to individual wealth management objectives. These include investment management strategies and specialized credit and lending solutions, as well as banking services to meet daily liquidity needs. 

Prior to joining the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2018, Joel was a Business Banking Relationship Manager at Bank of America. In that role, he gained insights into the challenges and opportunities that significant wealth can bring to high-net-worth individuals and families. Previously, he was a Consumer Market Manager with Bank of America. 

Joel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the College of William & Mary, majoring in economics.  He graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and completed coursework for an MBA degree at the University of Richmond. Joel volunteers with several local organizations, including Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the United Way, Junior Achievement and the YMCA.


  • English


  • ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at University of Pennsylvania
  • College of William & Mary
  • University of Richmond in progress

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

Mark Kemp

Private Client Manager


Basil M Jones

Private Client Manager


Mark W Shoemaker

Portfolio Manager


James A Wiltshire

Portfolio Manager


Edward (Ted) A Booth

Private Client Advisor


Elizabeth R King

Senior Trust Officer


Wesley A Townshend

Senior Trust Officer


Key Contacts

Cecelia D. Grimes

Private Bank Senior Associate


Candace Elaine Babb

Private Bank Senior Associate


Heidi Valentino

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.