About Our Team

Gibraltar Wealth Management was founded in 2003 by James E. Bickley after more than 30 years in the financial services industry. He saw a need for an advisory firm that offered the flexibility to help people with specific needs and to help those needing comprehensive wealth management and financial services.

Gibraltar is an independent, Registered Investment Advisor serving individuals, families, retirees, professionals, executives, managers, and small-business owners in the Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania area as well as Southern New Jersey and states within the Mid-Atlantic region. Our team includes:

James E. Bickley

President and Managing Member

Jim began his financial services career in 1976 at AMA Advisors Inc. as a registered representative and retirement planning consultant. In the early 1980s, he co-founded Rutherford Financial Corp., parent company to Rutherford, Brown & Catherwood, Inc. (formerly Rutherford & Company, Inc.), a securities broker/dealer as well as Walnut Asset Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, where he served as president and chief executive officer.

In 1999, Jim founded Bickley & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm providing guidance to companies in their formative and developmental stages, and co-founded Trident Advisors, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Jim served as chairman of Trident until 2003, working with a select group of clients and expanding the scope of services offered by the firm. With his extensive experience in serving the needs of investors on multiple levels, Jim took his commitment to personalized service to new heights when he founded Gibraltar Wealth Management, LLC, in 2003, as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

Jim was affiliated with Cresap, Inc., a broker/dealer registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) until August 2015. Up to that point he had maintained the securities licenses of General Securities Representative, General Securities Principal, NASAA Uniform Investment Adviser, Financial and Operations Principal, Registered Municipal Securities Principal, and Registered Options Principal.

From 2002 to 2004, Jim served a three-year term as a member of the Philadelphia District Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers (now known as FINRA). He continued his involvement with FINRA as a member of the Consultative Committee post his term with the District Committee.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University in 1977 and received the designation of Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania in 1988. He has served on the boards of directors of multiple private companies and is active in many community service activities.

G. Stevens Simons

Wealth Management Advisor

Steve brings 40-plus years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as a wealth management advisor at Gibraltar Wealth Management, and provides valuable insight and depth to our team of professionals. His career began in 1965 when he joined Bioren & Company in operations management. In 1970, he joined Butcher & Singer as a member of the management team and was promoted to senior vice president in 1980 to manage the newly formed Clearing Services Department.

Steve formally associated with Jim Bickley in 1982 at Rutherford & Company, Inc., which subsequently became Rutherford, Brown & Catherwood, Inc., where he became president in 1986. In 1999, Steve joined the investment advisory firm of Trident Advisors, Inc., leading to his formal association with Gibraltar in 2005.

Steve held licenses as General Securities Representative, General Securities Principal and Financial Operation and Options Principal and maintained an affiliation as a Registered Representative with Cresap, Inc.until September 2017, and has served as a member of the Philadelphia District Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) from 1997 to 2001.

Steve earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Community College of Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Masters in Business from LaSalle University. For more than 20 years, he has served on the adjunct faculty of both the Community College of Philadelphia and LaSalle University teaching business and developing business and management course content. He is also a past treasurer of the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation Board.

Donna M. Woytek

Client Relationship Manager

Donna brings more than 25 years of financial services experience to Gibraltar Wealth Management. Prior to joining Gibraltar, Donna was vice president of client services with the investment advisory firm Trident Advisors, Inc. Prior to that she spent 11 years at Rutherford, Brown & Catherwood, Inc., working as a sales associate in both the retail and investment advisory areas. Today, Donna’s focus is on client relationship management as well as directing the administration of Gibraltar’s Relative Strength Advisory Service. She was affiliated with Cresap, Inc. as a registered representative until September 2017 and held FINRA licenses of General Securities Representative, General Securities Principal and NASAA Uniform Investment Adviser.

Donna earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Palm Beach Community College and pursued a degree in Political Science at Florida State University.  Whether reviewing client portfolios, preparing performance analyses and comparisons, attending client meetings, or addressing individual client issues, Donna greets each client relationship with the enthusiastic professionalism that provides a reassuring level of comfort to our clients.

Kerry Shissler

Administrative Services

Kerry began her career at the insurance consulting firm of Boothby & Associates, Inc. as an administrative assistant.  She continued refining her administrative and organizational proficiencies while working in the coporate finance department of Legg Mason before joining Rutherford, Brown & Catherwood, Inc. (RBC) in 1993.  At RBC she was initially the assistant to the department head of the private investment banking department.  As a result of hard work and commitment, Kerry ultimately took on the responsiblities that led her to a position as the executive assistant to the senior management team of the parent company, Rutherford Financial Corporation. Today Kerry's energies are directed to ensuring that the business systems and general administrative services are operating efficiently making her an invaluable member of our Gibraltar Wealth Management team and a true contributor to the success of the company.