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Investment Services

Enjoy quality financial services and easy access to many investment choices.

  • Full Service Brokerage
  • Stock & Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • U.S. Government Securities
  • Tax-favored Investments
  • Roth IRAs
  • Traditional IRAs
  • Insurance Products
  • Fee-based/Advisory Services
  • College Savings/529 Plans
  • Retirement Income Planning

Services Offered


John Peters, AIF®

Vice President, Financial Advisor

A Quad Cities native, John graduated from Alleman High School before earning his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College and a Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University. He started with Blackhawk Bank & Trust in 2013. Exhibiting his passion for investing, John was promoted to Director of Investment Services in 2017. He now holds Series 7 and 66 securities registrations, Life & Health Insurance licenses, and in 2021 he earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation. John has also served as president of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club and is involved in youth baseball in the Quad Cities.
(309) 787-9510

Carrie Crossen

Vice President, Financial Advisor

Beginning her career as a Financial Advisor in 2000, Vice President & Financial Advisor Carrie Crossen joined Blackhawk Bank & Trust in 2005. With several years of industry experience, Carrie brought her expertise to help launch the Financial Services Department. An alumna of Western Illinois University, she holds Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 securities registrations, Life & Health Insurance licenses, and she received the American Bankers Associations’ advanced degree of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Outside of the office, Carrie has served as treasurer and is an active member of the Rock Island Rotary Club, a board member and finance committee member of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, and a previous board member for Christian Care. She lives in rural Davenport with her husband and all their pets. Her hobbies include fitness, gardening and animal rescue efforts.
(309) 787-9511

Nicole David, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Nicole is a trusted financial advisor who has made significant contributions to Blackhawk Bank & Trust since joining in 2016. An alumna of Western Illinois University, Nicole holds her SIE, Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and Life & Health Insurance licenses. She attained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification in 2023 after meeting the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, including successfully completing financial planning coursework at an accredited college or university and passing the 6-hour comprehensive CFP® certification exam. In the community, Nicole served as president and is a member of the Bettendorf Kiwanis Club, serves as board chair for the Bettendorf YMCA advisory board, enjoys volunteering with Junior Achievement of the Heartland, and is involved in East Moline Little League and many other great organizations. When she is not caring for her two young sons, Nicole enjoys staying active with recreational sports and time with family and friends. Nicole maintains offices located at our Bettendorf branch and in Milan’s Parkway location.
(309) 581-2741

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