Shyhrete (Leta) Bajraktari

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Leta Bajraktari is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Leta provides deeply customized advice and guidance to high- and ultra-high-net-worth clients with complex financial needs. Resolute in her pursuit of client goals, she offers persistence, hard work, and a highly responsive service ethic, testifying to each client’s value and importance. Leta is adept in addressing the needs of a diverse clientele, including business owners, executives, professionals, multi-generational families and institutions. Clients throughout the United States look to her for evenhanded advice grounded in the unique circumstances of each relationship.

An émigré from Kosovo at age 16, Leta appreciates the determination and effort involved in wealth creation. She looks to make clients’ lives as easy as possible, so they can focus their energy on the professional or personal pursuits they most value. Working in concert with a team of specialists, she connects clients to a suite of capabilities, including investment management, trust and estate planning, next-generation education and stewardship, and banking and lending. Committed to each client’s long-term well-being, she offers a transparent approach founded on frequent communication and reliable follow-through.

Leta began her financial services career in 2004. Prior to joining the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), she spent thirteen years with Citibank in Chicago, where she steadily took on additional responsibilities. Her positions included Sales Division Manager, Client Financial Analyst and Business Banker. She earned her bachelor’s degree in technical management and finance from DeVry University.

Leta volunteers with a number of organizations, including Cradles to Crayons, March of Dimes, and Junior Achievement.

Leta’s hobbies include visiting art museums, golfing and beach volleyball. She has traveled widely and savors the opportunity to explore new cultures.

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

Scott M Kroll

Portfolio Manager


David C Schmidt

Private Client Manager


Dennis J Coyle

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Michelle Betance Fries

Private Client Manager


Shilpa Selvam

Senior Trust Officer


Joel Gruizenga

Portfolio Manager


Key Contacts

Robin J Apostolou

Private Bank Senior Associate


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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.