Michelle Kir

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Michelle Kir is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a Private Client Advisor, Michelle leads a team of specialists to design and implement customized and coordinated wealth management strategies for clients, including investment management, lending, banking, and trust and estate planning services. Her clients include senior executives, real estate investors, business owners, entrepreneurs and other professionals. Michelle and her team provide guidance after a deep review of each client’s complete financial picture; helping them uncover and prioritize immediate, mid-term and long-range goals.

Michelle is consultative in her approach; she understands the value of listening, and engaging in ongoing dialogues to help capture the changing priorities of the clients she serves. She is thoughtful and deliberate in advising clients, taking the time to understand her clients’ needs so that she can devise a plan to help clients streamline their financial lives. She does this while helping to manage, preserve and ultimately transfer their wealth in a manner that accomplishes their goals and allows them to focus on the personal or professional pursuits that matter most to them.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank in 2018, Michelle worked at Wells Fargo Private Bank, for over 20 years, where she was a Senior Vice President and Senior Private Banker.

Michelle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in finance from Santa Clara University and remains involved with her alma mater as a member of the University’s Planned Giving Advisory Council.

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

Matthew Jude Howard

Private Client Advisor


Jennifer Schroer

Private Client Manager


Katriece Isaac

Senior Trust Officer


Kyle Johnston

Senior Trust Officer


Robert J Dent

Portfolio Manager


Ingrid Hsia

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Jeremy J Breslin

Portfolio Manager


Joanie Y Yau

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Nolberto Meza

Private Bank Senior Associate


Mary S Phan

Private Bank Associate


Alpha Marie H Sarmiento

Private Bank Senior 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.