John E Jarka

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile

John Jarka is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago. John addresses the complex wealth management needs of an accomplished clientele, including business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, corporate executives, and generations of families. His tenure and continuity with the Bank have heightened his ability to provide impactful guidance, simplifying the challenges of substantial wealth. Pragmatic by nature, John prizes the ability to help clients take concrete steps toward the future they envision, whether resolving issues, capitalizing on opportunities, or smoothing the path toward their distinctive aspirations.

Supported by the global enterprise, John works with a team of specialists to identify possible efficiencies on both sides of a client’s balance sheet, encompassing investments, trust and estate planning services, wealth strategy, business and succession planning, and credit and lending. A strong communicator, he also offers forthright analysis that strives to unwind the intricacies of significant wealth. John strives to be a reliable resource and trusted confidante who can help clients forge a more efficient pathway to meaningful goals—for themselves, the people they love, and their causes they value.

John’s tenure with Bank of America dates back to 2005. Prior to his current role, he was the Small Business Executive for the New England Region, an area that comprised six states and a team of more than 125 individuals. Earlier in his career, John was the Region Executive for Consumer Banking and Investments for Michigan, where he led a network of 115 financial centers and more than 1,000 team members. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the delivery of "one firm," supporting responsible growth in multiple markets, while enhancing employee satisfaction.

Originally from Lemont, Illinois, John now lives in downtown Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys being with his dog Misiu, visiting his niece and nephew in the suburbs, exercising, and practicing mindfulness.

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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.