John M Pitton

Managing Director, Market Director

Professional Profile

John Pitton is a Senior Vice President, Market Director and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Rochester, New York. Utilizing knowledge gained over three decades in the financial services industry, he leads a team of a team of specialists from the Private Bank to address the complex wealth management needs of high-net-worth individuals and their families. 

John has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs and owners of private companies create lasting legacacies for their business. Whether they seek to transition the ownership of their business to family members, their employees, or an outside entity, John offers the knowledge and insight to assist with their succession planning and structuring of their ownership interests and wealth vehicles to help achieve their specific objectives. He also has the expertise, experience and resources to support their wealth management needs once they transition from business owner to private investor. 

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2011, John served as as a client manager in global commercial banking, where he worked with a broad range of publicly traded and privately held businesses. Over the course of his career, he has held a variety of roles within the financial services industry, including chief financial officer and controller for Fleet Bank’s metro New York and central New York banking subsidiaries. From 2009-2018, he served as Bank of America’s market president for the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, overseeing the delivery of the Bank’s philanthropic, community, and business integration initiatives.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He currently serves as vice chairman for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and is a board member for the Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts. He resides in Pittsford, New York.

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


Senior Trust Officer


Rocky Fittizzi

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Elaine M. Moran

Senior Trust Officer


J. Michael Reed

Portfolio Manager


Suze J Wollke

Portfolio Manager


Key Contacts

Brittany R Casciani

Private Banking Associate II


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.