Committee Members


 

Angela M. Holland, Empower Retirement

Angie Holland is the Renewal Sales Director for Empower Retirement’s government market. In her role, Angie manages all aspects of the sales process for renewal opportunities. She is responsible for partnering with the relationship managers and other service team members to create an effective strategy to ensure retention of our large/mega government clients.

Angie joined Empower Retirement in 2007 and has held several key roles and responsibilities throughout her career. In her prior role, Angie managed the Internal Sales desk and was responsible for managing and improving the sales process as well as advancing the sales prospecting database. Her responsbilities also included supporting retention efforts, product development, competitor intelligence, and tradeshow and event planning. Other positions that Angie has held in her tenure at Empower include Office Manager, Key Retirement Plan Counselor, Strategic Development Associate, and most recently, Assistant Vice President of Market and Strategic Development.

Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University. She currently maintains FINRA Series 6, 26, and 63 securities registrations and holds various state licenses.

Christine Hudek, Innovest Portfolio Solutions

Christine is the marketing manager at Innovest Portfolio Solutions. Her primary responsibility is to provide support to both business development and marketing. Her other responsibilities include creating presentations, writing proposals and managing Innovest’s social media. Christine is also a member of Innovest’s Charitable Donations Committee.

Christine has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her experience includes time with with an annuity wholesaling company.  Christine was also the office manager and marketing director for a financial planner. Christine holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation.

Christine graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  In addition, she graduated top of her class in pastry from Culinary School of the Rockies.

Jason Mantas, Poudre Fire Authority

Jason Mantas is a Captain with Poudre Fire Authority in Fort Collins Colorado. Jason is the Chair of the Poudre Fire Authority New Hire Pension Plan Board of Trustees, a 401(a) defined contribution retirement plan. Jason is a licensed CPA in Colorado and is a graduate of Regis University attaining his BS and MBA.

Jason has experience in tax, audit, accounting, financial planning and being a retirement plan fiduciary. Jason in a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1945 Bargaining Team, a member of the Jesuit Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu, and a member of the Colorado Society of CPA’s.

Nancy Rimington, GW&K Investment Management

Nancy is a member of GW&K’s institutional team responsible for business development and relationship management for the West Coast region. Nancy began her investment career in 1996 as a Consultant Liaison at NWQ Investment Management. That exposure to the consultant community led her to roles focusing on business development and client service in the institutional space. Nancy spent over ten years at Hoover Investment Management Company in San Francisco, becoming a Partner and Director of Institutional Business Development and Client Services. Her responsibilities included building relationships with consultants and plan sponsors nationwide, new product development, and overseeing the firm’s marketing function.

Nancy has experience working with public and corporate pension plans, foundations, endowments, non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Nancy also served as a Vice President of Business Development and Client Service at NetAsset Management.com, a Principal and head of Institutional Business Development at Forward Investment Management Company, and Director, North American Business Development for Numeric Investors. Nancy received a BS in Marketing from Azusa Pacific University.

Dax Rizo, ICMA-RC

Dax is a Vice President in Relationship Management at ICMA-RC. Dax started his career with Fidelity investments. From there he joined ING where he spent most of his time in a manager/sales role. He has continued to enjoy his principal responsibility being sales and relationship management. Dax’s specialty is in comprehensive plan design, education planning and working to optimize the utilization of the rules afforded under section 401 of the IRS tax code. Dax is completely bilingual having been born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.





Brian Simms, Lincoln Financial Group

Brian Simms brings an innovative problem-solving perspective to retirement services by obtaining a deep understanding of the plan sponsor’s goals and priorities and providing technological and human resource solutions to achieve better retirement outcomes for their employees. He is an accomplished professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and a proven sales leader in stable value investments and 457, 403(b), and 401(k) retirement plans. He holds a BS from Arizona State University and a MA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He lives with his wife and two children in Erie, CO and possesses the FINRA 6, 63, 26 and Colorado state insurance licenses.



Marissa Solomon, Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

Marissa Solomon is the head of DCIO Business Development supporting Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (CSIM). She is responsible for introducing the firm’s investment products to retirement platforms and consultants in the defined contribution and defined benefit arenas.

Prior to joining Schwab in March 2016, Ms. Solomon was Vice President of Platform Sales at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where she was responsible for supporting and enhancing the firm’s strategic defined contribution and sub-advisory partnerships. She was responsbile for relationship management and business development of defined contribution consultants and institutional recordkeeping platforms. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she spent nearly 12 years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of positions in Research and Product Management.

Ms. Solomon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Hamilton College and a Master of Business Administration from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. She holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Jennifer Yellott, Nationwide

Jennifer is a Institutional Sales Executive at Nationwide Financial. She is responsible for the development and sales of tax-exempt, and Taft-Hartley defined contribution and defined benefit markets. Jennifer’s depth of experience and perspective on how other major recordkeepers approach retirement plans, and developing plans based on each client’s specific needs is what makes her uniquely qualified to do her job.

Jennifer entered the financial services industry in 2005, joining Prudential in 2016. In 2019 she left Prudential to work at Nationwide. She has a B.A. in publishing from The Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, she is a Series 6,7, 26 and 63 and holds life, health and variable insurance licenses.