John Murfee

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

John Murfee is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Nashville, Tennessee. Plain-spoken, patient and caring, John offers a highly personalized client experience to business owners, corporate executives and multiple generations of high-net-worth families throughout the Southeast who seek guidance in managing a sudden liquidity event. Whether clients are selling a business, receiving an inheritance, or buying or selling farmland or timberland, John has the knowledge to help them address their financial objectives as they strive to preserve their wealth for their lifetimes and beyond.

An integral part of John’s approach is to help build and enhance meaningful relationships with every generation of the families he serves and to guide them in becoming more capable and informed stewards of their wealth. A thoughtful listener, he is passionate about understanding their unique stories and objectives, connecting them to the best practices in wealth management, so they can focus on growing, preserving and transferring their wealth efficiently.

John joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2014 with three decades of experience in fixed income and equity capital institutional sales and trading. He has held several roles within the financial services industry, including managing director of institutional equity sales at Avondale Partners; vice president at Stephens, Inc.; and municipal bond and fixed income division partner at J.C. Bradford & Company. John earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and his M.B.A. from its Owen Graduate School of Management.

John is a former board member of Operation StandDown Tennessee. He and his wife have lived in Nashville since they graduated from Vanderbilt. They have two grown sons, Jack, a surgical resident in Alabama, and Penn, a minor league baseball pitcher with the Seattle Mariners. Passionate about conservation issues, John is an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, and a member of the Econ Club of Nashville.


  • Vanderbilt Owen Business School
  • Vanderbilt University


  • English

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

Suzanne B. Smith

Private Client Manager


Eduardo Gumucio

Private Client Manager


Victoria A Johnston

Senior Trust Officer


Alyssa Orme

Senior Trust Officer


Royal H. Fowler

Portfolio Manager


John Paxton

Portfolio Manager


Hannah J. Smith

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Carla Rios

Private Bank Senior Associate Lead


Dontae L Jackson

Private Bank Senior Associate



Private Bank Senior Associate


Laura B Hurtado

Private Bank 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.