James O. Phillips

SVP, Managing Director of Wealth
BRB Wealth Management Advisor

Jim Phillips is the SVP - Managing Director of Wealth and BRB Wealth Advisor for the Richmond, VA area. He has over 30 years of investment and wealth management experience. Jim started his career with Merrill Lynch in Richmond, and most recently developed and managed the investment program at CB&T Wealth Management.  Jim believes in a personalized approach to get to know his clients and their financial goals, and then develops a strategy to work toward achieving them. He helps his clients understand the current financial, economic, and political climate to better position their assets to address their preservation, growth, income, or legacy needs. Jim is a graduate of the University of Florida. He lives in Chesterfield with his wife, Nina. Jim enjoys distance running, travel, and spending time with his family.

11450 Robious Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

(804) 435-5247 | Cell: (804) 618-8777 | Fax: (804) 918-4332


Eric F Nost

Eric F. Nost, CFP®, MBA

SVP, Wealth Advisor

Eric Nost is an experience advisor for both BRB Wealth and BRB Trust. He serves within a team of investment professionals who deliver comprehensive custom and diversified portfolio management for clients of BRB Financial Group. Eric has over 30 years’ experience and prior to joining BRB Wealth, he managed a bank-owned investment firm, C&F Wealth Management Corp.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Eric is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, earned an MBA degree from Liberty University, and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. 

100 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

(804) 435-4188 | Cell: (804) 436-3599 | Fax: (804) 435-9364


Bret Kerns, MBA

Bret Kerns, MBA

Vice President, BRB Wealth
Management Advisor

Cameron “Bret” Kerns is a Vice President & Wealth Advisor serving the Shenandoah Valley and Central VA markets. Bret is a long-time resident of Harrisonburg and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial and industrial sectors.  He works with individual & institutional clients in the areas of financial planning, advisory services, 401(k), retirement savings & income planning, investments, and insurance.  His previous experience included leadership positions as Managing Associate/Wealth Advisor with MassMutual in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. Prior to that, he built a successful practice at Northwestern Mutual opening a new office in Harrisonburg.  Bret received both his Bachelor’s degree and his MBA from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana where he graduated with honors. Bret’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors at Redeemer Classical School and Valley Swim League and assisting with youth sports organizations. He is a member at West Side Baptist Church and spends most of his spare time with his wife & 2 children.

578 E. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 746-1376


Chad R. Barber, AAMS

Chad R. Barber

Vice President, BRB Wealth
Regional Wealth Manager

Chad Barber joins us as VP, Regional Wealth Manager for the greater Greensboro market. Chad has over 20 years of experience in financial services. Most recently, he served as a wealth advisor for over 6 years at Ameriprise Financial in Greensboro. Prior to that, he served with his father and brother at the Greensboro office of Edward Jones for nearly 18 years. Chad is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Chad enjoys partnering with his clients to provide personalized investment expertise to help them pursue their goals.

3202 Northline Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27408

(336) 545-7700 | Cell: (336) 210-2869 | Fax: (336) 544-0572