Stephen Drake

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Stephen F. Drake is a Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank and joined Bank of America in 1990. In addition to his Private Banking experience since 1990 he has worked with relationships in the large corporate and commercial banking markets. Steve earned his BA degree from UCLA in 1977 and has completed executive programs at Stanford School of Business, the Wharton School of Business and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® (CAIA®) designation.

Along with his colleague since 2002, Nan M. Salley, Stephen leverages all of Bank of America’s resources to deliver advice and guidance to his clients . Steve works with high net worth individuals, family offices, and private foundations in the areas of investment management services, asset allocation strategies, trust services, interest rate and equity hedging strategies, and lending.

He assesses elements from both sides of the client’s balance sheet to help build and execute a plan through the experienced and dedicated team he and Nan oversee.

Stephen has previously served on the Patient & Family Advisory Committee for the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Board of Directors of Los Angeles Opera, the Jonathan Club, and has been a member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association since 1980.

*CAIA® is a registered certification mark owned and administered by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association.


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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

Kalyani R. Chirra

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Barbara R Bagley

Market Investment Executive


James F. Nicholas

Portfolio Manager


Ian E. Drake

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Elisa T Kevorkian

Private Bank Senior Associate


Let's Have A Conversation

We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


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.