Tyler Smillie

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Tyler Smillie is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America’s Private Bank in South Florida. In this role, he is responsible for connecting ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families and institutions to tailored white-glove strategies that can help them reach their financial goals and achieve what matters most. 

Coordinating with both local resources and global capabilities, Tyler leads a team of specialists who provide guidance on investment management, wealth structuring and complex credit solutions. Their approach combines the client experience of a boutique private bank with access to extensive enterprise resources including; traditional, specialty asset, alternative, and capital market investment solutions as well as customized credit and banking offerings. 

Tyler is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He obtained a Master’s of Business Administration degree and Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University’s College of Business. During his MBA, Tyler studied abroad in two global business seminars at the Kyung-Hee Management University in Seoul, South Korea and the EM Strasbourg Business School in Strasbourg, France.

At present, Tyler serves as chairman of the alumni board of The Florida State University’s College of Business and is the South Florida chapter leader of The Karen Wellington Memorial Foundation. He also serves on the Susan G. Komen Advocacy Council as well as the Riverwalk Advisory Board. Tyler is an active member of the FAU Tech Runway Advisory board and participates in the programming of events with the Jack and Jill Children’s center.

Tyler currently lives in Jupiter and travels throughout the South Florida region to his offices in Palm Beach, Delray, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Tyler enjoys sports such as running, fishing and watching college football. He also has an appreciation for ceramic arts, music and theater performances.

*Some or all alternative investments may not be in the best interests for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.


  • Chairman | Recent Alumni Board - Florida State University College of Business
  • Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale | Class XXIV
  • Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale | Advisory Board
  • South Florida Chapter Leader | Karen Wellington Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen South Florida | Advocacy Council
  • FAU | Tech Runway Advisory Board


  • Florida State University, College of Business


  • English

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

Scott A. Farber

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Jennifer C Erdelyi

Wealth Strategies Advisor


James (Jim) P Buchanan

Senior Trust Officer


David Haskins

Senior Trust Officer


Michael Cooney

Private Client Manager


Alexandra Guevara Escobedo

Portfolio Manager


Liana Franceschini

Portfolio Manager


Barbara A Doll

Senior Trust Officer


Michael J Crowley

Portfolio Manager


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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.