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Leadership and Support

  • Scott A. Stillman
    President, MassMutual Colorado

    Scott Stillman began his career in the financial services industry in 1983. Since spending the first half of his career as a successful producer, Scott has spent over fifteen years coaching and training advisors to grow successful practices. He currently serves as the president of MassMutual Colorado and is responsible for driving the firm continually to the next level of success.


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  • Tyler Rainey
    Vice President/Director of Brokerage Sales

    Tyler has been in the insurance and financial services industry since 1995, and joined the MassMutual agency in 2003 as the Brokerage Director. Tyler supports the sale of Life, Disability, Income and Long Term Care Planning Solutions and Annuity from the MassMutual portfolio of products. This extensive experience has allowed Tyler to consistently develop and manage our extensive network of brokerage producers which helps to allow them to deliver good financial and insurance decisions for the long term. 

    As a graduate of Colby College in Maine, Tyler spent the first part of his career in New England with Sun Life of Canada at their home office in Wellesley Massachusetts. After leaving Sun Life, Tyler joined Guardian Life as an annuity and mutual fund wholesaler coming to Colorado from Massachusetts in 2002. Tyler currently lives in the Littleton area with his wife, 2 children and his dog Remington.

    Our Brokerage department is always looking for successful, independent producers who are interested in one on one support for your clients’ needs including; case design, estate and business planning support, marketing and product positioning strategies along with client presentations.


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    Fax: (303) 692-8449
  • Rico Nelson
    CLU®
    Vice President

    Rico Nelson began his career in Financial Services in 2003 as an advisor and moved into a front-line leadership role in 2007.  During his 14 years in the financial services industry, Rico has had success as an advisor, served 7 years as manager and 4 years as a General Agent.  In his role as Vice President he helps guide and support all efforts of our agency, including helping to mold advisors and new Managing Directors on their career paths in the industry. 

    He attended UTEP on a basketball scholarship where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.  Prior to joining this industry, he had the privilege to work as a member of the Promise Keepers Ministry.   

    Rico is married and has 3 beautiful children (Rico Jr., Bella & Ava) with his wife Julie Ann.


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    Fax: (303) 692-8449
  • Scott Braun
    CLF®
    Managing Director

    Scott began his career in December 2002 as a financial advisor serving individuals, families and business owners.  Throughout this time Scott also mentored, trained and developed new advisors.  As a Managing Director with MassMutual- Colorado Scott’s mission is to equip others with the confidence and courage to act towards their unlimited potential. 

    Scott resides in Highlands Ranch with his wife Lori and two children, Elisabeth and Jackson.  Scott and Lori are active in the community and both are veterans of the U.S. Military.


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  • Shane Bauman
    Managing Director

    Shane Bauman has been in the Financial Services industry since 2011. During this time Shane, has served in the role of Advisor and Managing Director. He enjoys helping professionals actualize their dreams and pursue their passions utilizing financial services as a platform for success. His extensive background in running small companies allows him the ability to understand the challenges of wearing multiple hats while striving for maximum profitability.

    Shane was born and raised in Colorado, currently residing in Castle Rock with his wife Jenni and their 3 children. In his spare time, Shance enjoys hiking, reading, movies and music.


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  • Ivan Jones
    Managing Director

    Ivan Jones began his career in Financial Services in 2011 and moved into a leadership role in 2015. Part of his role as Managing Director is to grow our agency with talented, ambitious and entrepreneurial minded professionals. Ivan is also dedicated and passionate about guiding and developing the advisors to reach their full potential. 

    Ivan was born and raised in Colorado. Prior to joining the industry, Ivan spent 4 years working in the NBA with the hometown Denver Nuggets. 

    Ivan has been married to his wife Rachel for 16 years and they have 4 beautiful daughters. 


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Agency officers are not officers of MassMutual.