William (W. Ashley) A Thiem

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

W. Ashley Thiem is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Charleston, SC. In this role, Ashley leads a U.S. Trust team and is responsible for connecting high net worth individuals and institutions to strategies that help accomplish their financial, family, and philanthropic goals. His client-centered approach guides investors through a broad range of investment, wealth structuring, specialized credit and banking, and family office services - delivering a boutique experience within a world-class suite.

Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Ashley was a partner and CPA with Thiem & McCutcheon, CPAs, and a financial planner with Paraklete Financial, Inc, where he served as a trusted advisor to his clients. He worked closely with his clients to help provide assistance in business formations, sale or transfer of a business, life events, tax planning, estate planning, and general financial wellness.

Born and raised in Charleston, Ashley is deeply involved in the community, serving as a member of the Porter-Gaud Alumni Association Board and is an active member at St. Michael's Church. Previously, he has served on the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board and was Chair of the Roper St. Francis Fellows Program. Professionally, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has won several awards due to his community involvement and professional acumen.

Ashley graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Accounting and from Charleston Southern University with a MBA. He resides in downtown Charleston with his wife and two children.

*Ashley does not provide accounting advice in his current role at U.S. Trust.

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

Cynthia M Legette

Private Client Manager


Brian Z Fuqua

Portfolio Manager


Mark J. Green

Portfolio Manager


Brett Andrew Bluestein

Wealth Strategies Advisor


R (Tom) T Cox

Private Client Manager


Sarah McDuffie Dart

Senior Trust Officer


Samuel Mark (Mark) Munn

Private Client Manager


Dylan Koehle

Portfolio Manager


Key Contacts

Tara Schiavoni


Andrea (Holly) A Hardy


Ashlee D Crook


Let's Have A Conversation

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.