Thomas Gaither Bailliere Finney

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Thomas Finney is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Baltimore. He leads a team of wealth management specialists who work in concert to discern and advance a client’s financial goals. Drawing on more than 25 years in wealth management, he offers a maturity of insight and a breadth of practical experience that help individuals and families address both sides of their balance sheets. Innovative and forward thinking, he looks to channel the extensive resources and capabilities that align with client priorities, constructing long-term frameworks designed to preserve, grow, and transfer wealth effectively.

As the key point of contact, Tom stays abreast changing client circumstances. He orchestrates an intra-disciplinary approach encompassing investment management, trust and estate planning services, liquidity strategies, banking and lending, and philanthropy. Entrepreneurial by nature, he has an ingrained affinity with business owners and enjoys helping them capitalize on potential efficiencies in their personal and professional finances. He also works closely with multi-family offices. He relishes the opportunity to help generations of families streamline their wealth while giving flight to their deeply-held visions for the future. Throughout the client relationship, Tom brings an acumen and warmth that intensify his effectiveness and value.

Tom has held a number of senior leadership roles throughout his career. Prior to joining U.S. Trust in 2010, he launched the wealth advisory practice for Crestar Bank, later acquired by SunTrust. He also started a wealth advisory practice for Wilmington Trust, later acquired by M&T Bank. He served on the board of Goodwill Industries as an audit and finance officer. He is also a member of the GBMC Philanthropy Committee.

Tom earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his master’s degree in finance from Johns Hopkins University.



Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Lawrence (Larry) J Macklin

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Jennifer Labino

Senior Trust Officer


Laura A Klepczynski

Portfolio Manager


Kristen M Benner

Private Client Manager


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We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


You don’t define your wealth by numbers alone, but also by the opportunities it provides. For more than 200 years, U.S. Trust has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on U.S. Trust’s personalized approach and private banking services, as well as the resources of Bank of America Corporation, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At U.S. Trust, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.