Our Principals


Timothy Gaarder, CFP®


Timothy Gaarder, CFP® is the President and Managing Principal at Investors Financial Group. Tim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has maintained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation (CFP®) since 1992. Tim has been a principal with Investors Financial Group since he co-founded the firm in 1992. Prior to that, he was a financial consultant with American Express Financial Advisors. Tim has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry.

timothy.gaarder@lpl.com


Ron Bickford, CFP®


Ron Bickford, CFP® is a principal, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Investors Financial Group. Ron is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Science. He has maintained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation (CFP®) since 1994. Ron has been a principal with Investors Financial Group since 1992. Prior to being a co-founder of Investors Financial Group, he was financial consultant with American Express Financial Advisors. Ron has over 23 years experience in the financial services industry.

ronald.bickford@lpl.com


Richard Anderson, CRPC®


Rick is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor ( CRPC®) and graduated from Northern Michigan University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications. Rick’s mission is to implement strategies designed to help create, manage and preserve the wealth of his clients. Rick has taught adult retirement planning classes through several area colleges for over ten years. He has more than 24 years’ experience in helping people pursue their financial and estate planning needs. Rick and his wife Anna along with their two children, Brody and Lucas, have lived in the Twin Cities since 1987.

richard.anderson@lpl.com