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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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Patrick Rusch, CFP®

Partner & Financial Planner


Patrick is a Financial Planner who partners with individuals and families to craft financial plans that have relevance. His strategy of designing customized plans is the result of many years of experience serving as a Senior and Lead...

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Jon Piezker

Registered Representative, Appleton Office

(920) 738-3244

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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Hollie Kraft

Client Relations


Hollie is originally from the Fox Valley area and has over 13 years of experience working in the financial services industry. She is the first point of contact with clients and prides herself on being able to provide quick and thorough...
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