Brian J. Nikulski CFP®



  • Brian was born and raised in Rock Island and is a graduate of Rock Island High School Class of 1990
  • Brian and his wife and COO for the Nikulski Household, Gail, are a great team for their three children: Mitch, Adam & Ariel
  • Brian is a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and a “Bulldog for Life”. He spent many hours of his early life in the business school’s Violet Hall with other members of Delta Sigma Pi.
  • Brian is just as comfortable with a 3-day shadow playing outside in the dirt as he is wearing a power suit sitting in a board meeting.
  • Brian received his CFP® designation in 2000.


Favorite Music

Anything from Mozart to Metallica, depending on my mood.

Most Influential Book

The Art of Successful Living, by Jim Rohn.

Little Known Fact

I almost attended culinary school instead of business school. 

Bourbon of choice

Four Roses Single Barrel or Angels Envy - with a large cube.

Favorite Local Pizza Place

Quad City Pizza Company.

What gets me up each day

Faith, family and the fear of failure.  


The CFP® certification is a voluntary certification; no federal or state law or regulation requires financial planners to hold CFP® certification. It is recognized in the United States and a number of other countries for its (1) high standard of professional education; (2) stringent code of conduct and standards of practice; and (3) ethical requirements that govern professional engagements with clients. Currently, more than 62,000 individuals have obtained CFP® certification in the United States.