Bill E. Sappington


Bill E. SappingtonBill E. Sappington is executive vice president and head of Private Banking and Wealth Management at City National Bank. In this role, he oversees the company’s private banking and wealth management businesses. He is also a member of both City National’s executive committee and the senior management committee of RBC Wealth Management-U.S.

City National’s private banking division provides banking and wealth management services to individuals and families, professional services firms and select nonprofit organizations. The bank’s wealth management subsidiaries include City National Rochdale, which is headquartered in Los Angeles and New York and manages more than $36 billion in client assets. It also includes City National Securities, which offers responsive broker-assisted trading capabilities.

Mr. Sappington has more than 30 years of expansive financial services experience. Prior to joining City National, he served as executive director of private banking for BNY Mellon in New York and was responsible for delivering and expanding all private banking capabilities. Before that, he was with Bear Stearns as head of credit and lending for the Private Client Services Group. Previously he was with Merrill Lynch as head of global securities-based lending with the firm’s Global Banking Group.

Mr. Sappington earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Leadership program.