Executive Director Market Team Lead
Ayla Kalani is an Executive Director and Market Team Lead at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, serving clients in the Westlake Village and Santa Barbara communities. Ayla directs a group of advisors and specialists to deliver strategies that address the sophisticated objectives of affluent families. She plays an essential role in the area to drive her vision for business impact and to expand J.P. Morgan’s presence in the region.
Following eight years working with ultra-high-net-worth families in Southern California, Ayla has deep exposure to the challenges of significant wealth. She leads with a balance of strategic strength and compassion for her clients to facilitate their potential growth and success. Ayla recruits talented bankers, building a diverse and dynamic environment that deepens existing relationships and prioritizes the needs of new clients. She guides her team in navigating the premier global resources of the firm and remaining at the forefront of innovative wealth management strategies.
With a nine-year career at J.P. Morgan spent both in New York City and California, Ayla has an extensive skill set that includes investment management and business development. Respected in the professional community, her recent speaking engagements include Octane OC and JPMorgan Chase’s Women on the Move.
Philanthropic by nature, Ayla has been involved with the World Affairs Council of Orange County and the United Way of Orange County. In the past, she has volunteered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in her home country.
Ayla grew up in Iran, and her family immigrated to California to escape the aftermath of war. She attended Columbia University, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics. Ayla holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Among her many interests, Ayla enjoys refurbishing old furniture, spinning and travel.
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