Benjamin B. Taylor serves as President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Brick Financial Management (http://www.brickfinancial.com/) and manages Brick’s Choice, Relative Value and Balanced portfolios. Ben provides leadership, strategic direction and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the firm. Ben has over 13 years of experience in the financial services business including research, security analysis and portfolio management. He began his career in financial services a consultant with KPMG Consulting. After KPMG and prior to founding Brick Financial, Ben worked for several years at the investment banking firm of Lehman Brothers. While at Lehman, he refined the value-oriented investment philosophy that he uses in guiding the portfolios of Brick Financial’s clients. Ben earned his B.A. from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He is an active member in the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA (http://www.nabainc.org/)), the CFA Institute (CFA (http://www.cfainstitute.org/)) and is a CFA® candidate. Ben is active in his community and is a fitness enthusiast.