Robert (Rob) Ernst

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile


Rob Ernst is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager in the Dallas office of Bank of America Private Bank helping manage a book of business since 2002.  Working in concert with a client’s Private Client Advisor and other specialists, he is  responsible for providing clients with an array of capabilities and services to help meet their specific needs. His primary duties include delivering comprehensive investment management, banking and credit services to affluent and high-net-worth clients. 

Rob leverages the expansive resources of the Bank to streamline a client’s financial life, addressing day-to-day issues and long-term initiatives. Rob strives to be closely attuned to the particular family circumstances, preferences and priorities of each client. He is a central hub for client communications, orchestrating coordinated efforts across a client’s Bank of America Private Bank team. Rob also spearheads clear communication with a client’s external tax and legal advisors, as appropriate, facilitating a synergy of effort.
Rob has spent the last 27 years in the financial services arena gaining industry knowledge with 4th National Bank, Fidelity Investments, and Arthur Andersen.

Rob earned a B.S. in finance with minors in economics and accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Rob lives in Dallas with his family. He is active in coaching, volunteering, and raising money for their schools.

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