Brian Nikulski has been in the business of financial planning since 1996. He is currently the President and Chief Compliance Officer for Nikulski Financial, Inc; a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm and full service financial planning company. Prior to establishing Nikulski Financial, he was a partner in one of the most successful group practices in the country at American Express Financial Advisors; currently Ameriprise Financial, Inc. He held several securities licenses prior to becoming an RIA.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University, Kirksville, MO). He has also received numerous industry awards for outstanding financial planning advice and obtained top production levels within American Express Financial Advisors and the financial services industry. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP) designation in 2000 and has advanced training in portfolio construction, risk management and estate planning.
Brian maintains industry affiliations with the CFP Board, the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Fee Only Network, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). He is a member of the Midwestern Regional Board of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and sits on the Academic Outreach Committee.
Brian is on the school board of Lourdes Catholic School in Bettendorf, IA which includes representing the school board on the St. John Vianney Catholic Church Parrish Council. He also sits on the Strategic Planning Committee and assists with other general Board activities.
Brian is an active member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and serves as a Eucharistic Minister. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, hunting, shooting, golfing, enjoying the outdoors and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees.