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BNY Mellon Wealth Taps BofA, Citi for Boston Hires

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BNY Mellon Wealth Management says it’s poached two financial professionals from Bank of America Private Bank and Citi.

Justin Esposito and Chris Martinson, who both cater to ultra-high-net-worth investors, have joined the firm in Boston and will report to Christine Abramo, wealth management team leader, according to BNY Mellon Wealth.

Esposito, who has over 15 years of financial services industry experience, has joined the firm from BofA Private Bank, where he was a portfolio manager and vice president, BNY Mellon Wealth says.

Prior to Private Bank, Esposito was a portfolio manager at U.S. Trust and held various roles at Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, and Lenox Advisors, according to BNY Mellon Wealth.

Martinson has joined BNY Mellon Wealth from Citi,where he most recently served as a UHNW investment counselor. He also served as a UHNW investment analyst at Citi, prior to which he spent six years with the U.S. Navy as a nuclear technician, according to BNY Mellon Wealth.

Last month, BNY Mellon Wealth also tapped Citi, along with JPMorgan Chase, First Republic Bank and TIAA, to expand its New York Tri-State team.

BNY Mellon Wealth says it had $305 billion in total client assets as of March 31.

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