Steven (Steve) Block

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Steven M. Block is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank in Westlake Village, California. He takes great satisfaction in his ability to manage complex and strategic relationships with multiple generations of families, corporate executives, and commercial real estate owners and developers in the greater Los Angeles area and across the country.

With a background in business banking, Steven also has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs create lasting legacies for their businesses. From helping grow a business, to maximizing its value through sale, he offers the knowledge and insight to assist with innovative approaches to best fit clients’ unique situations. To aid him in addressing their complex needs, he leads a team of dedicated specialists with vast experience in wealth structuring, estate planning strategies, investment management, and customized credit, lending and banking solutions.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2013, Steven was a senior client manager in the global commercial bank at Bank of America. Previously, he was a vice president and relationship manager at Bank of New York Mellon, providing business owners and C-suite executives with customized lending solutions. Steven’s career in banking began at Imperial Bank of California. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from American University in Washington, D.C. and an M.B.A. from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management at Arizona State University in Phoenix.

Steven is a regional council representative for Bank of America in the Tri-Valleys. He is a past president of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association a past advisory board member for the California State University Northridge Business School (CSUN), and past committee member of the Jewish National Fund’s Commercial Real Estate Group.  In his spare time, he enjoys biking and traveling to places on his bucket list.

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

Barbara R Bagley

Market Investment Executive


Mona Vince

Private Client Manager


Randal Chin

Portfolio Manager


Rosemary L Ringwald

Wealth Strategies Advisor


David L Bigger

Senior Trust Officer


Michelle Weinstein Vakneen

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Michael H Tagami

Portfolio Manager


Denise Ferrari

Portfolio Manager


James B Rea

Portfolio Manager


Yvonne L Phillips

Senior Trust Officer


Key Contacts

Lisa Garmon

Private Bank Associate


Alma Pierre Noel

Private Bank 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.