William Andrew Russell

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

William (Bill) Russell is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Bill and his team provide bespoke wealth strategies to high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments, addressing their unique needs with diligence and care. He connects clients to deeply credentialed specialists, who work in parallel to design integrated initiatives in investment management, wealth strategy, trust and estate planning, banking and lending, and philanthropy. 

Bill and his team provide advice and guidance to corporate executives and directors, business owners, hedge fund principals, and generational family-owned and operated businesses. They employ a methodical process that seeks to anticipate issues, streamline complexities, and capitalize on client opportunities.

In 2010, Bill was recruited to join Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as a Director and Head of Broker Dealer Sales and Sales Trading. After six years, he transitioned to Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust). He began his financial services career in 1989 after earning his B.A. from the University of Denver.

Bill is a former Board Member and former Executive Director of the STAC Scholarship Fund and is past President of the Security Traders Association of Chicago. He is also an Advisory Board member of the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.

Bill and his family are outdoor enthusiasts. They enjoy golfing with their extended family; skiing, particularly in Vail, Colorado; travelling to new destinations; and reading widely.


  • University of Denver

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Private Bank Senior Associate


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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.