Robert D Whitfield

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Robert (Bob) Whitfield is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor for Bank of America Private Bank in the Boston office. Bob joined the firm in September 2016, and has a decade of wealth management experience supporting the needs of high-networth individuals and their families, as well as charitable organizations. He provides wealth management services to help clients navigate the complexities of investment management, estate planning, asset preservation and wealth transfer strategies. Combined with his acumen, Bob leverages the extensive resources of Bank of America Private Bank, integrating the skills and knowledge of his team of dedicated specialists.

Bob and his team provide customized services and strategies tailored to client needs. Offerings include concierge banking; customized credit for sophisticated lending needs, such as aircraft, marine, fine art, hedge funds, and real estate finance; investment management, including traditional, alternative, and specialty asset management; wealth transfer strategies; planned giving and philanthropy. Bob considers Bank of America Private Bank’s fiduciary platform an important differentiating factor in the client experience.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, Bob was a Private Wealth Advisor at Fidelity Investments. He earned his B.S. in Management from Suffolk University and holds the CFP® certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S.

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

Irial O Neill

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Kirjuan (Free) Freeman

Private Bank Associate


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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.