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“Helping businesses succeed is my sole focus at Bank of America. With 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and an extensive background serving businesses like yours, I can provide financial expertise that can help you reduce expenses, streamline operations, and pursue new growth opportunities. As a locally based relationship manager, my first step is to understand your business and its priorities and needs. I’d be delighted to speak with you about ways we can help you build on your success for further financial growth.”

As an experienced senior commercial banker, Sarah’s responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Sarah’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals.

She brings 25 years of commercial banking experience to her work, cultivating client success with her expertise in creative financing, cash management, company mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, portfolio management, and risk management.

Sarah is an active contributor in Bank of America national initiatives including LIBOR Cessation Subject Matter Expert and LIBOR National Transition Champion, Credit Digitization Process Team-member, Cyber Ambassador, and alumnus of the Southwest Region Executive Council.

She is involved in employee leadership networks fostering connections and opportunities throughout the Bank, including Brazilian Organization for Leadership and Advancement; Military Support & Assistance Group; Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women; Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement; and LGBTQ+ Pride.

Sarah is an associate member of AFCEA Alamo Chapter, is involved with the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Council, and Cyber Security San Antonio. She is also a graduate of the Leadership San Antonio class 31.

Sarah is active in the community serving as a Board Member and Immediate Past Chairperson of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Pets Alive! [SAPA!], and having served as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Brighton Center, Chairperson of the Finance Committee for Brighton Center, the Executive Committee for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2009 Light the Night Walk, and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research’s Founders Council.

She is passionate about her work as a mentor for high school students in the InspireU Academy through Communities in Schools. She also serves as a coach for teammates at Bank of America in the Relationship Management Development Program and is an alumnus of the Bank's Southwest Region Executive Council.

Originally from Brazil, Sarah is fluent in Portuguese, and is a graduate from Florida State University with degrees in Finance and Multinational Business Operations. She currently resides in San Antonio, TX.

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    • Government Contractors
    • Technology Services
    • Waste Management
    • Manufacturing
    • Professional Services
    • Restaurant/Food Industry
    • Transportation
    • Wholesale Trade

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Humera Ali

Sales Support Associate

Kara Aviles

Treasury Sales Officer

Brandy Peper

Treasury Sales Analyst

Alfred Lopez

Lending Officer

Christine Yang

Lending Officer

Elvis Kara

Commercial Credit Specialist

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

Let's have a conversation.

There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.