Edgar (“Topper”) W. Brick


A nationally recognized expert in financial and retirement planning.   His advice and viewpoints have been widely published in such publications as Employee Benefits New, Pharmaceutical Representative, and American Compensation Association Journal.  Prior to creating Brick & Kyle Associates, Mr. Brick was a Senior Vice President with PaineWebber, Inc. where he managed 800 accounts with $60 million in assets.  He graduated from Lafayette College with a B.A. degree in International Affairs.

He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ), a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor.  Throughout his career, he has developed a reputation as a dynamic and charismatic speaker, even with traditionally dry subjects like financial planning.  He has presented over 500 employer-sponsored financial planning seminars for such companies as Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Rohm and Hass, BBDO/NY, SONY and Hershey Foods.

Andrew W. Brick

President & CEO

Andrew has been with the firm since 1996.  He has presented numerous seminars for various Fortune 500 Companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Hershey Foods, United Therapeutics, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.  He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ), an Investment Advisor  Representative and a Registered Representative  (holding  Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 security licenses).  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Brick worked in the Mutual Fund Sales Division of Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, a division of PaineWebber, Inc.  He received his BA from Trinity College in 1993.

Betty D. Brick

Executive Vice President

Specializing in financial planning and portfolio management.  She has been with the firm since 1992, participating in both individual financial planning as well as corporate financial education services.  Mrs. Brick is an Investment Advisor Representative as well as a Registered Representative.    Prior to joining Brick & Kyle Associates, Mrs. Brick lived in the Middle East for 14 years, working in various administrative and financial related positions.  Mrs. Brick is a graduate of Alfred College, in Alfred, New York.

Jerome H. Walther

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Jerome H. Walther joined Brick & Kyle Associates, Inc. in June of 2010 as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Previously, Mr. Walther was a Partner/Executive Vice President/Senior Portfolio Manager at Church Capital Management, a $2 billion money management firm located in Yardley, Pennsylvania since 1992.

Mr. Walther has a corporate finance background from a major Wall Street investment bank. As a professional in the Financial Institutions Group at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. Mr. Walther participated in a wide array of securities and corporate transactions for financial institutions including banks, savings and loan institutions, leasing companies and insurance companies. Mr. Walther received his BA in History from Macalester College in St. Paul. Minnesota. He has served on a number of Boards including: Board of Trustees of Mercer Street Friends, a non-profit organization located in Trenton, New Jersey. The Board of Directors of Forstmann & Company in New York and was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of BMJ Financial Corp. Currently Mr. Walther serves on the Board of Directors of Brown and Perkins, Inc.

James D. Lewers

Vice President

James D. Lewers is a Vice President with Brick & Kyle Associates, Inc. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP ) , Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant Designation (ChFC). Mr. Lewers is a Registered Representative (holding Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses). He is insurance licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He specializes in financial planning, insurance counseling and investment management. Prior to joining Brick & Kyle Associates, Mr. Lewers worked for numerous financial institutions, including A.G. Edwards, Swiss Insurance Group and Continental Insurance. He received his B.S. in Economics from Fairfield University.

Walter V. Kipp

Retirement Specialist Brick & Kyle Associates, Inc.

Walter V. Kipp is a Retirement Specialist with Brick & Kyle Associates, Inc. Mr. Kipp joined the firm in 1998, after retiring from Bristol-Myers Squibb after 31 years of service. There, he held various positions in human resources, with primary responsibility for benefits administration and employee education. In this capacity, he conducted ongoing pre-retirement planning seminars for the company, which were attended by more than 2,500 BMS employees. He has continued in a consulting capacity with BMS since joining Brick & Kyle, where he has had the opportunity to conduct his popular seminars for other corporate clients. Mr. Kipp holds both his BA and MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.