Steven (Steve) A Casella

Managing Director, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Steve Casella is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor, and leads one of the largest relationship teams at Bank of America Private Bank in New York City.  He oversees management and strategic growth of an overall book of business with significant entrusted assets and credit balances. Steve is responsible for deepening relationships with existing ultra-high net worth clients, as well as driving new business development. His clients have complex wealth structuring, investment management, banking and credit needs, and include private business owners, real estate families, corporate executives and financial services executives. Steve leverages his extensive experience to advise clients and develop customized strategies that help build, preserve and manage their wealth. Steve engages internal resources and continually expands his robust external network to deliver complete wealth management guidance and advisory. In addition, he works extensively with some of the firm’s most sophisticated family offices.

Steve’s success is founded on his financial services acumen, as well as his continuous effort to act as a trusted advisor to clients. He understands their complex private wealth needs and develops thoughtful strategies that are designed to fulfill their desired financial goals, while delivering an exceptional client experience. Further, Steve draws upon his advanced analytical and critical thinking skills to solve the most complex challenges.

Previously, Steve worked as a Managing Director at Dominick and Dominick and Senior Portfolio Manager at Ike Capital. He also spent eight years as a Vice President, Private Client Services at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette/Credit Suisse First Boston, and 10 years as Vice President, Private Banking at J.P. Morgan.

Steve holds an M.B.A. in international finance from St. John’s University and has been a mentor to the St. John’s Business School graduates for over 30 years.  Additionally, Steve is a board member of the The Cor Jesu Foundation.

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

Caterina (Cathy) Benanti

Private Client Manager


Emily L. Parker

Private Client Manager


Kyle Popiolek

Private Client Manager


Deirdre E Hoebich

Wealth Strategies Advisor



Portfolio Manager


L Andrew Gautier

Portfolio Manager


Andrew C Kosche

Portfolio Manager


Key Contacts

Lori Ann Ferraioli

Private Bank Senior Associate


Michelle Nicole Krenn

Private Bank Senior Associate Lead



Private Bank Senior Associate


Saadiya Lallmohamed

Private Bank Senior Associate Lead


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.