Bernard E. Reidy is a managing director and the National Philanthropic Sales Executive at Bank of America Private Bank. Bernie is responsible for delivering the firm’s overall strategy and outreach to institutional and charitable organizations throughout the United States. He oversees a team of philanthropic specialists – enterprise-wide – who work in concert to develop customized initiatives in investment management, administration, governance, and organizational development.
With more than 25 years of experience in the institutional-investment sector, Bernie is skilled in anticipating the unique needs of endowments and foundations and directing firm-wide programs to address those priorities. Previously, he served as Head of Endowment and Foundation Sales at Commonfund. He began his career in 1993 at Allied Irish Bank after earning his B.S. in Finance from Stonehill College.
Very proud of his Irish heritage, Bernie traces his family’s roots to Ennis in County Clare. He serves as a trustee of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Foundation and the Foundations in Education for the Diocese of Bridgeport. He also serves on the advisory board of Immaculate High School in Danbury. He and his wife Maureen live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with their two children, Siobhán and Seamus.