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At Investment Designers, Inc., we believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

We can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management analysis

We also can answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?
  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s a good approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We can help you create an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.


Gerald W. (Bud) Nackers, AAMS®, AIF®


(920) 738-3244

Bud Nackers has over 25 years of investment experience. Bud began his career with a large insurance/investment firm in 1990. In 1991, Bud established the Appleton office of Investment Designers, Inc. He, along with his brother, Tom...

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Jon Piezker

Registered Representative, Appleton Office

(920) 738-3244

Scott Hefle

Financial Advisor, Brookfield Office

(262) 783-0600

Scott is a native of southeastern Wisconsin, and attended UW-La Crosse, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a concentration in risk management and insurance.

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David Lardinois

Financial Advisor, Appleton Office

(920) 738-3244

David Lardinois is originally from the Fox Valley area and started his professional career working for a couple national non-profit organizations. He is familiar with the needs of the local community and excited to join such an...

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