Taharka (T. Kenneth) Farrell

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Ken Farrell is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in New York. Ken provides tailored wealth advice and guidance to senior executives, business owners, multi-generational families, and sports and entertainment personalities, helping them pursue the financial future they envision for themselves and their loved ones. With more than two decades of experience, he offers the knowledge and insight to help clients unwind complexity in their financial affairs so they can focus on the personal and professional priorities they deem most important.

A born educator, Ken encourages clients to think in new directions so that they can expand their opportunity set and evaluate their options. An avid listener, he believes that asking incisive questions can lead to a more deliberate and purposeful path toward each client’s goals and aspirations. He leads a team of private banking specialists who work in concert to uncover efficiencies across multiple disciplines: investment management, wealth strategy, trust and estate planning services, lending, and philanthropy. Together, they strive to optimize the client experience, fostering a culture of dedication and responsiveness.

Ken has worked in financial services since 1995. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, he served as an Ultra High Net Worth Senior Banker with Charles Schwab. His experience also includes tenures with Morgan Stanley, where he was a Private Banker, and Greenwich Associates, where he was a Senior Manager. Ken also co-founded a hedge fund, Paladin Strategic Partners, where he served as Partner and Senior Vice President of Operations. He earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his M.B.A. from New York University.

Ken serves on the board of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and is a member of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.


  • Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity


  • Bronx High School of Science
  • New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • Syracuse 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

Amanda Riesenberg

Private Client Manager



Portfolio Manager


Sunil Bhide

Portfolio Manager


John (Jack) E Crilly

Wealth Strategies Director


Deirdre E Hoebich

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Nadira Khan

Senior Trust Officer


Serena Covino

Senior Trust Officer


Key Contacts

Elizabeth Inocente

Private Banking Associate I


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.