Our Leadership Team

Mike Colburn

Mike Colburn

CEO | Founder | Regional Agency Director

Founder of Colburn Financial, Mike is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2011, earning multiple awards as a top producer. Northwestern Mutual noticed his success early on and wrote a spotlight article noting his early success as a career changer from Teaching to Financial Planning.  Taking his success one step further he decided to go independent, starting Colburn Financial in 2015.

Mike and his wife, Jennifer, have identical twin girls, a Toy Rat Terrier named Precious, a Dingo/Chihuahua mix named Pennington, and two cats (Strike and Petra).  They enjoy golf, racquetball, exercise, and reading.

Phone: 479.435.7233

Fax: 866.582.7178

E-mail: mike@colburnfinancial.com

Jennifer Colburn

Jennifer Colburn

Partner | Executive Assistant | Contracting Director | Regional Agency Director

Jennifer is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. She is native to Detroit, MI
but has established her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Through her journey to Colburn Financial, she
founded her own company The Vegan Seed as a vegan self-trained chef and certified health coach. She
has since taken her career to the next level by partnering up with her husband and CEO of Colburn
Financial, Mike Colburn, as the contracting director, executive assistant to Mike, and coaching with
agents to help balance life and goals.

Jennifer is a mama of identical twin girls, and has a chihuahua/dingo, rat terrier and 2 cats for pets. She
enjoys coffee, weight lifting, reading, and of course cooking. If she is not with the agents, you can find
her in the kitchen.

Phone: 479.238.2435

Fax: 866.582.7178

E-mail: jennifer@colburnfinancial.com

Christopher Clark

Christopher Clark

CSPO - Chief Strategic Planning Officer

As a transplant from suburban Kansas City, Christopher moved to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas.   He found the Fayetteville experience so charming that he decided to stay after graduating.  Christopher applied his education and several years analytical biochemistry research experience to Northwestern Mutual in 2012.  As Christopher continued to grow in his career specifying his focus on medical professionals, businesses, and complex strategic financial planning he decided that Colburn Financial was the ideal firm to apply his expertise.

Christopher and his wife, Kylie, (just like the Colburn family) have identical twin girls.  Christopher conveniently lives with one of his best friends, Finn, a golden retriever.  Finn and Chris spend their free time running and listening to business podcasts, thinking about days when they were younger and faster.

Phone: 479.799.5250

Email: chris@colburnfinancial.com

Eliazar Santos

Eliazar Santos

Agency Owner | Agency Recruiter

Eliazar moved to East Tennessee from Nevada in 2005 and fell in love with the vibrant colors of all the full seasons, the honeysuckle-scented Smoky Mountains, small towns, & rolling hills. He went to college for computer programming and started his career & moved up in the ranks of the retail world. He embraced the idea that his company, “saved people money so they could live better.” The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. This is the moment in his life that he was introduced to Colburn Financial in the fall of 2016 and he took that same concept to here. Eliazar’s hard work, tenacity, teachability brought him great accolades. More importantly Colburn Financial gave him fulfillment, joy, and intrinsic value.

It was only natural, that he marry a woman born and raised in East TN, Brittany, and they have two Airedale dogs, Pepper & Jenny and a Pekingese mix, Carl. They enjoy the outdoors, fishing, camping, and long drives traveling.

Phone: 775.997.5677

Email: eliazar@colburnfinancial.com

Omar Diaz

Omar Diaz

Key Leader | Agency Recruiter

Omar comes from a big family that loves gatherings on weekends and holidays.  He claims that his best education came at an early age at home.  Where his family taught him the principles of life and values that he still holds strongly to this very day.

He pursued a career in the hospitality industry for the last 20 years starting at the early age of 20 years old.  After being successful in the hospitality industry he decided to apply this knowledge of helping and serving others in the insurance industry and couldn’t be happier.

Married to his first love and having three children, his passion for success stems around helping his clients and building dreams and memories with his family.

Phone: 915.799.2974

Email: omardiaz@colburnfinancial.com

Evett Schuster

Evett Schuster

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Born and raised in the Kansas City area and only leaving the area to join the Air Force to serve her country. Evett started in the insurance and financial industry in 2014. Her main focus of helping families protect and grow their assets. In 2017, when the Colburn Financial opportunity opened Evett welcomed the amazing culture and structure of the company.

Phone: 660.221.1726

Email: evett@colburnfinancial.com

Ron Dilbert

Ron Dilbert

Senior Mortgage Protection Specialist

Ron is a free spirit hailing from Long Island, New York who enjoys life and helping to empower others.  Ron graduated from Hofstra University with a Computer Engineering degree. While working in the computer industry, Ron was asked to train and coach staff. What he discovered was one of his great passions in life – helping others to learn, grow and create more fulfilling lives. Ron’s strength is in combining his goal-driven business background with his expertise in leadership, self-development, and organizational development to create a safe, encouraging environment for positive, sustainable changes and results. Ron has coached and consulted for some diverse organizations such as Walmart; Imperial Vending Company of Tulsa, OK; and the community based not for profit Jones Center in Springdale, AR; as well as individual coaching for clients in a broad range of industries.

After 25 years in the Information Technologies (IT) world, training and coaching IT executives and staff, Ron created The Dilbert Consulting Group to continue and expand his successful track record of helping to empower individuals and teams to become more successful, focused and productive.

Ron brings this background to the Colburn Agency in helping families to protect themselves and their assets, as well as helping to develop and create teams that are impassioned to help more families while achieving team and individual goals.

Ron lives in Dallas, TX and Deerfield Beach, FL with his wife Linda. Ron has a 29-year-old son and a puffy white cat named Lacey. Ron enjoys reading, training, coaching, travel, horseback riding, hiking, and snorkeling. Of course, he has his bucket list that combines all his passions, including his devotion to family.

Phone: 516.355.1552

Email: ron@colburnfinancial.com

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Key Leader | Agency Recruiter

A graduate of Michigan State University with a dual business major of Management & Marketing Jeffrey moved to the Kansas City area in 1992 to pursue ministerial school, however with the birth of his son, Caleb, who is now 24, he had to change his focus back business. His most successful claim is being a single parent while building a $1.5 million dollar company from the ground, which he sold in 2001 and worked as a consultant in the Pre-Employment industry till 2007, which at that time started another company. He achieved over $3 million in sales in just 3 years before getting out of the business due to rapid regulations in the pre-employment industry. He has over 7 years in the Life insurance field and was a District Manager for the Kansas City with Mission Life. His team of 5 agents were ranked in the top 3 for in the entire company 3 consecutive years with annual sales of over $2 million. He was honored as the top salesman in 2013 with over $1.2 million in personal sales. He then took a management position with Service Corporation International (SCI), which is the largest player in the funeral/cometary industry in sales and moved to the top with his team ranking in the top 5 for 4 years while a Regional Manager. His personal accomplishment with SCI was being a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club.

Jeff’s hobbies are biking, traveling and spending time with family. The loves of his life are his two dogs, Khrisna his black lab and Glace is albino Siberian husky. Jeff did finish his ministerial degree in 2012 and is very active in his church and community with service work. He does in-home focus groups within the church with various spiritual themes built around Christianity and his Eastern beliefs.

Phone: 816.506.4787

Email: jeffrey@colburnfinancial.com

Mark Cincotta

Mark Cincotta

Key Leader | Agency Recruiter

Mark Cincotta is “changing business as usual.”

Mark brings 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and consultant.

As a client engagement and acquisition expert, Mark founded the revolutionary www.iPlanPro.com. This is the first global services firm focused exclusively on financial professionals. His behavioral based training and client engagement and acquisition tools are revolutionizing the way financial professionals and consumers engage. His methods are time-tested and validated across multiple sectors. His proven methods are creating success every day in the financial services, Architecture, Construction and Engineering industries.

Mark is also an affiliate and consultant to internationally know insurance and retirement Income expert, author and speaker, Tom Hegna. Together, they have integrated Tom’s financial and practice building philosophies and training into iPlan Pro.

“I am a former Army Aviation Intelligence Officer who excels in leading through adversity with integrity and a disciplined, systematic approach. It would be my honor to serve with you as you prepare to begin or advance your financial services career.”

Mark resides in Tampa Florida with his beautiful wife Melissa and his extraordinary 14-year-old daughter Callie.

Phone: 813.380.7871

Email: apexx@colburnfinancial.com

Stephen James

Stephen James

Insurance Broker |Agency Recruiter

Stephen grew up just outside of Cleveland, Ohio and attended nearby Ashland University to pursue his passion for baseball and desire to find a career helping others. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a second major in Psychology as well as 1st Team All-American honors both athletically and academically. Following his passion to help others achieve their dreams, he started as a Personal Trainer and sports coach after college. He loves the challenge of helping people achieve their greatest potential by improving the body and mind together. He moved from Cleveland to Tampa, Florida to escape the harsh winters and get a fresh start to really zone in on shaping the life he has always dreamed of.

Being introduced to Colburn Financial has truly been a life changer for him. The emphasis on continued personal development and family-like culture are just a few of the many reasons he is grateful to have found this opportunity. He enjoys being able to help families and help the Colburn Financial team continue to grow at its rapid pace. His relentless work ethic and willingness to learn have him very excited for what the future holds.

Stephen is a huge Cleveland sports fan and enjoys staying active by working out and playing sports. He feels the most fulfilled when giving back what he has learned by coaching and mentoring others as he continues to grow and move towards his dreams.

Phone: 440.3760186

Email for Stephen: stephen@colburnfinancial.com

 

Ginger Pollack

Ginger Pollack

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Ginger Pollack began as an entrepreneur immediately out of high school. Specializing in business ownership with a background in Real Estate and the Food and Beverage Industry. She began her career in Insurance in 2018 when she became a part of the Colburn Financial Team. Now taking her career and success one step further by establishing her own agency, readying her for expansion into an already promising future.

Phone: 336.414.5559

Email: ginger@colburnfinancial.com

 

Anthony Neptune

Anthony Neptune

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Anthony Neptune is a graduate from Hampton University in Hampton, VA.  He’s dedicated to insuring excellent customer service with a consultative approach to wealth protection. Anthony has received national recognition over several successful years in the Customer Service industry and is dedicated to personalizing his recommendation to everyone’s specific needs.

Phone: 610.842.9343

Email: anthony@colburnfinancial.com

 

Emily Herrington

Emily Herrington

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Emily Herrington is a graduate of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. She began her career in inside sales and transitioned into sales and marketing. In her previous career, she was the National Sales and Marketing Manager for a 5 billion-dollar company for almost 20 years. What was missing from her career was the lack of a direct connection where she could make a significant impact on people’s lives now and in the future. By coming to Colburn Financial, Emily has found not just a new career by positively making a difference in the lives of families, but she also found a new family of support, encouragement, and personal and professional development. She is the owner of several patents, a cake decorator, and an author. Emily lives in East Tennessee with her husband, her daughter, and their 3 Yorkies.

Phone: 865.548.5015

Email: emily@colburnfinancial.com

 

Stephanie Warren

Stephanie Warren

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Mortgage Protection agent, Stephanie Warren is a graduate of Purdue University in Westville, IN. Beginning a career within the health care industry as an RN where she realized the great need for helping individuals once a family member has died, she began to explore other avenues to assist the family members left behind who were struggling financially. The opportunity to work with Colburn presented itself, and since that time she has begun to build a team that currently spans four states and is looking to grow into other geographical areas.

Phone: 479.774.2905

Email: stephanie@colburnfinancial.com

 

Dave Ziolkowski

Dave Ziolkowski

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Dave Ziolkowski has spent 18 years in the Xerox world building teams and training sales groups. After selling off my interests in the franchise world it was time for the next challenge. After much due diligence, it became very apparent to me that Symmetry Financial, and specifically Colburn Financial, was the type of organization I wanted to be part of. Our product offerings provide great value to our clients and our proven process enables motivated individuals an opportunity that is real and rewarding. I am proud to be an Agent and cannot wait to build another world-class sales organization!

Phone: 810.923.0431

Email: dave@colburnfinancial.com

 

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Eric Johnson graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with an Industrial & Systems Engineering degree. He began his career in Aerospace manufacturing on the fast track to executive management. For 10 years he led teams in Operations, Engineering and Business Unit Management. He then spent 3 years as SVP of Operations at a technology company in Los Angeles before moving back to Wisconsin to be near family and join the Colburn Financial team.

Phone: 608.215.8030

Email: eric@colburnfinancial.com

 

Tony Kauke

Tony Kauke

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Tony is a graduate of The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he majored in communication studies and was a member of the track & field and cross country teams. After spending 12 years leading teams in the retail and e-commerce industries Tony came to Colburn Financial in 2018 where he has found tremendous fulfillment making a difference in the lives of families.

Using a consultative approach to personalize recommendations to his client’s specific needs, Tony is committed to providing excellent customer service and building lifelong relationships.

Tony lives in Cincinnati, OH with his girlfriend Sophie and their dog Emmett. They enjoy cooking, dog walks, running, spending time outdoors and traveling.

Phone: 510.913.3792

Email: tony@colburnfinancial.com

Franco Devecchi

Franco Devecchi

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Franco, Licensed Senior Asset Protection Specialist at Colburn Financial, was raised in South East Michigan and moved to Miami Florida nearly 20 years ago. He started his career in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech sector eventually rising to VP of Global Sales of VPCI inc., a successful international consulting firm. He then decided to pursue his passion for Insurance and Finance, landing with Colburn Financial where he has earned several top producer honors.

Phone: 305.283.2322

Email: franco@colburnfinancial.com

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Michael is born and raised in Houston, Texas. Post-graduation from The University of Houston in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he spent 12 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. After working Internationally and in the Gulf of Mexico in the engineering field, Michael moved to Project Management overseeing a $25M per year portfolio with a focus on execution, safety, delivery, costs, and customer success.

After leaving the industry, Michael has found his passion in helping families protect themselves and their loved ones through the Colburn Agency. Personal development is a key focus at the Colburn Agency and he has embraced the challenge to become a better Husband, Brother, Son, and Father while being surrounded by the wonderful support and culture at Colburn.

Phone: 832.489.1746

Zak Buth

Zak Buth

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

If there is one word to describe Zak, it would be passion. He has a passion for helping people and to help make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families. He has a passion for teaching, training and empowering people while understanding the need to work as hard for his clients as he would for his own family.

Holding the industry designation of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Zak has been a licensed insurance professional since 1998 and views his position as extremely vital in the lives of all people. “I will make sure I fully understand my client’s goals and dreams. It is my job to provide my clients with opportunity and information to make the right decisions about their future,” shares Zak. “When working with me, I think people will find I care. I listen. And I ask the sometimes tough and uncomfortable questions that will help us set a strategy in motion that is just right for each person.”

Zak and his wife Andrea reside in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and have 4 children. In his spare time, Zak enjoys being outside with his family doing various activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, and any other sporting activity. He also enjoys coaching and being actively involved in his church and community. His family is his number one priority and treasures the unity and love they share together.

 

Phone: 920.650.8650

Scott Dorton

Scott Dorton

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Scott is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, GA with a Mechanical Engineering degree.  Over the past two decades, he has won numerous sales awards as the highest producer in multiple companies as well as helping them grow their operations and sales divisions.  By taking a consultative approach to all aspects of business he was able to build numerous teams to advance and exceed each company’s annual goals.  After the successful sale of two Marketing & Advertising companies, he decided to leave the corporate world and follow his father’s footsteps into the insurance industry where he can help families protect their financial future.

Scott and his wife, Christi, live just south of Atlanta GA with their dog Daisey and cat Oliver.  Scott enjoys playing golf, scuba diving, and traveling in his spare time.

 

Phone: 404.805.9435

James Tallman

James Tallman

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

James was born and raised in the Catskill mountains. James left Home to join the Army after graduation. He stayed in El Paso after being stationed at FT Bliss, somehow drawn to the idea of not freezing 6 months out of the year. James was quickly drawn to the hospitality industry finding that he relay enjoyed helping people. James found a great degree of success in the hospitality business and he decided to apply this knowledge of helping and serving others in the insurance industry finding work and personal life balance he had never experienced before.

James enjoys Spending time with his 16-year-old son Matthew, his daughters Marilyn and Delia and his overweight cat Milo.

 

Phone: 915.926.9711

Andy Tate

Andy Tate

Insurance Broker | Agency Recruiter

Andy Tate has a passion for developing people and watching them grow to the best they can be.  With a degree in RMI (Risk Management / Insurance) from the Florida State University School of Business and over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, he has a well-rounded knowledge of life insurance, retirement income planning, and group benefits.  Over the course of his career, he has held various positions, including personal producer, agency manager, sales trainer, C-level agency executive, and agency owner.

Andy lives in Tallahassee, FL with his beautiful wife, Christina, their two amazing kids, and two Chihuahuas.  He loves spending time with his family and is an avid fan of all FSU sports.

 

Phone: 850.933.6397

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