Michael (Mike) J Sonnier

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Mike Sonnier is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Houston, Texas.  Mike began his career at Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 1988.  He works with clients to help identify their primary goals and needs, coordinating both local resources and national capabilities to help pursue clients' goals.  Mike and his team provide guidance on investment management, wealth transfer and credit needs, as well as trust and estate planning services.  He can also offer clients access to banking, credit and lending opportunities from Bank of America, N.A.

Mike has worked in the financial services industry since 1988.  He was with NationsBank, a predecessor of Bank of America, from 1988 to 1996 rising from Credit Trainee to Senior Vice President.  In 1998 Mike left the firm to pursue an entrepreneurial dream and created The Sonnier Group, a company focused on providing CFO services to small, family owned companies; and consulting on large, credit transactions.  The firm was highly successful and was sold to an outside investor in 2001, where Mike was CFO of a large, vertically integrated real estate firm. He continued as President of the Sonnier Group (renamed Whitestone Capital).  In 2002, Mike rejoined the Private Bank at Bank of America.
Mike is a founding board member and currently serves on the board of Wild Warrior Adventure.

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