Trent Pauls

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Trent Pauls is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Houston, Texas. He takes great satisfaction in his ability to manage complex and strategic relationships with high-net-worth individuals and families with generational wealth, helping them advance their financial objectives with a directed planning-based approach. To aid him in addressing their dynamic situations, he leads and collaborates with a tenured team of dedicated specialists with deep experience in investment management, trust and estate planning, business succession planning, wealth structuring, pre- and post-liquidity-event planning, customized credit and lending solutions, and philanthropic opportunities.

Trent and his team have experience helping entrepreneurs, corporate executives, family offices and endowments simplify the complexities of significant wealth and bring order and meaning to their financial lives. He enjoys having a front-row seat to hear his clients’ stories, learn about their family dynamics, and help execute a plan toward their unique goals.

Before joining Bank of America Private Bank, Trent spent several years as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Austin, Texas. Throughout his career at Merrill®, he also served as a regional leader, managing a team of 30 Financial Advisors throughout Houston.

Born and raised in Kansas, Trent earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He and his wife currently live in Houston with their dog. The couple enjoys traveling, exploring restaurants, and fine wine. An avid outdoorsman, Trent enjoys duck hunting, running, playing golf, and live music. With a passion for giving back, Trent is a founding member and former co-chair of the Austin Associate Board of Ambassadors, a young professional group raising funds for the American Cancer Society through its annual “Fork Cancer” event. Today, he is a member of The Houston Young Professionals for the American Cancer Society—helping raise funds through its annual “Shuck Cancer Houston” event. Additionally, Trent serves as a committee member of Bank of America’s Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) employee network.

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

William Rasmussen

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Dianne H Walter

Senior Trust Officer


June H Chon

Portfolio Manager


Franklin Nguyen

Structured Credit Executive


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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.