Stephen E. Prostano, J.D., L.L.M., C.P.A

Stephen E. Prostano is Head of Family Wealth Advisors

Stephen Prostano 

In a career spanning over three decades, Steve Prostano has distinguished himself as an innovator and thought leader in the wealth management, multi-family office, and global financial services industries.

He has served as President of Atlantic Trust, a division of AMVESCAP PLC, and President of Chase Global Asset Management. He has also held senior positions in the Private Clients Group of FleetBoston Financial Corporation, Mellon Bank, The Boston Company, and KPMG Peat Marwick. Before joining Bank of the West, Steve was CEO of Silver Bridge—a leader in wealth management.

Steve began his career as a CPA and attorney, earning his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He also received his LLM degree in Taxation from Boston University Law School after graduating from Boston College with a BA in economics and philosophy. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the
Massachusetts Society of CPAs, and the National Committee for Fiduciary Standards.

As Head of Family Wealth Advisors, Steve has designed a unique offering that integrates the local service excellence of Bank of the West with the vast global capabilities of its parent company BNP Paribas—creating a wealth advisory firm unlike any other today.

These combined capabilities are backed by a strategic advisory approach that drives every aspect of the offering: from global investment management, fiduciary solutions, and integrated wealth planning, to family enterprise solutions, strategic philanthropy, purpose investments, and solutions for private business owners—opening the door to a world of new possibilities for ultra-high-net-worth clients.

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