As Market President, Jim Dever is Bank of America’s leader in the Philadelphia market. In this role, he helps individuals, families and businesses meet their financial needs by connecting them with the right resources within Bank of America. He also leads Bank of America’s local community engagement work, leveraging the company’s unmatched capabilities to help address social and economic challenges in the region.
In addition to his Market President role, Jim serves as Market Executive for Global Commercial Banking across Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. He leads a team of bankers that provide commercial credit solutions, treasury management solutions, international banking, investment banking and retirement products to companies with annual revenues of $50 million to $2 billion.
Previously, Jim was GCB Market Executive for the New York City metro market. During his 25-years with Bank of America, he has served in a number of senior leadership positions in GCB and Global Corporate & Investment Banking. Prior to that, Jim was the head of Financial Institutions Corporate Banking (Americas) within the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group. Jim led a team who had coverage responsibilities for clients within the insurance, asset management, depository, specialty finance, broker-dealer, hedge fund and financial sponsor sectors. He was responsible for delivering the entire enterprise, inclusive of close strategic coordination with Investment Banking and Capital Markets, together with Credit, Risk, Syndications, Global Treasury Services, Leasing, Global Markets and Wealth Management. Jim was a member of the Americas Executive Committee which oversaw the development, deployment and execution of firm wide banking strategy.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Jim worked in capital markets and corporate treasury at leading financial institutions in the Northeast.
Jim earned his B.S. in Accounting from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He is a Pennsylvania native and has lived in Bucks County, PA for the past three decades. He and his wife of 30 years have two children.