Robert (Rob) Ernst

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile

Rob Ernst is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in the Dallas, Texas office. He joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2002. In his role, Rob works in concert with a Private Client Advisor and a team of specialists to provide high-net-worth clients & their families with an array of strategies to help meet their specific goals and needs. Rob works primarily with ultra-high-net-worth owners of manufacturing, technology, and energy companies, many who have sold their enterprises. His primary duties include delivering comprehensive investment management, banking and specialized credit services, to his clients as well as generational planning for their second and third generations.

Rob leverages the expansive resources of the Bank of America enterprise to streamline his clients’ financial lives, whether addressing day-to-day financial matters or longer-term wealth planning objectives. Rob strives to be closely attuned to each individual family’s circumstances, preferences and priorities. He is a center point for client communications and for coordinating support with the Bank of America Private Bank team. Frequently, Rob also serves as a liaison with his client’s external tax and legal advisors, facilitating the connectivity of all consultations.

With 30 years experience in the financial services arena, Rob has gained industry knowledge with 4th National Bank, Fidelity Investments, and Arthur Andersen. He earned a B.S. in finance, with minors in economics and accounting, from Oklahoma State University.

Rob resides in Dallas with his wife Jolene and their four sons. He is active in his community with volunteering and fundraising for his children’s schools.

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