Riva D Schmid

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Riva Drago Schmid is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor in the Stamford, Connecticut, office of Bank of America Private Bank. Riva works with high and ultra high net worth individuals and families to develop tailored wealth management strategies that seek to reflect clients' priorities and needs. She recognizes that significant wealth merits a different echelon of service and strategy. Integrating the extensive resources and offerings of Bank of America Private Bank, Riva helps clients address gaps in planning while identifying opportunities to help enhance and streamline clients' financial lives.

Riva takes a holistic approach to wealth management, encompassing investment allocation, customized credit, trust and estate planning services, philanthropy, cash management, and luxury asset acquisition. She has significant experience in helping women and divorcées, and is particularly sensitive to the need for financial education and client dialogue. She has worked with wealth creators in multiple industries, including real estate entrepreneurs and investment professionals.

Riva strives to bring a relentless work ethic to client engagements. She spearheads coordinated effort across the team of specialists and is skilled in directing cohesive action. Riva points to the depth of offerings at Bank of America Private Bank as key differentiators for the clients she serves.

Riva has worked in financial services since 1983. She has assumed progressive responsibilities over her 25-year career. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, she worked at JP Morgan Chase, where she was a Vice President in the Private Bank and a Small Business Manager. Her experience also includes tenures with Chemical Bank (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank), Citibank, and European American Bank.

Riva earned her B.B.A. from Pace University.

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