Meet REcolorado’s Executive Team
Gene Millman is a real estate industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience. He began his career as a sales associate and then transitioned into management where he held positions as a Broker-Manager and Director of Training, Career Development, and Consulting. In 2004, Gene opened his own company, Millman Realty, and served as President and Managing Member until 2011 when Emory Hill Millman West Real Estate was formed through a merger. He then re-established his own brokerage, Gene Millman Real Estate Services, LLC, in 2016. Gene’s leadership and experience led him to the Board of Directors for TREND MLS, where he served as Chairman from 2013 to 2016. Following the merger that created Bright MLS, he transitioned to the newly created Board of Directors and served as Vice-Chair. Gene’s passion for the MLS, along with his broad background, uniquely qualified him for his move in 2017 to the Northern Nevada Regional MLS (NNRMLS) where he served as CEO prior to joining REcolorado as President and CEO in 2020. Gene is known for his service and dedication to the industry. He is currently a member of the COVE Group, the NAR MLS Executive Advisory Board, the NAR MLS Issues and Policies Committee, The MLS Innovator group, and the Realtor.com Executive Advisory committee. He is also Vice Chair of the NAR AE Forum, a REACH mentor, and a member of the Board of Directors for MLS Grid and REdistribute.
Brandon brings over 25 years of finance, accounting, Securities and Exchange Commission, and systems implementation experience to his financial leadership role at REcolorado. Previously, he was the head of finance and administration at InfoNow Corporation, the chief accountant for Formus Communications, and an auditor for Arthur Andersen. Brandon currently participates in the Council of MLS Accountants (CoMA) Group and in the past has participated in the CMLS industry Best Practices Workgroup and served on the CMLS Finance Section Council (as Chair and Co-Chair). Brandon is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Western Illinois University.
Leesa has a Paralegal Degree and is intimately familiar with the needs and expectations of brokers. Her professional experience includes 18 years in legal administration, 17 years in real estate, and 12 years in customer service. She has the ideal background to lead REcolorado’s Customer Success, Data Integrity, Customer Connection, and Education and Development teams. Her Customer Success Team scored “better than best-in-class” in a survey conducted by the Loyalty Research Center. Additionally, the team was awarded BEST MLS for Customer Service, Training, and Data Quality by the WAV Group Customer Experience Index. Leesa also serves as the staff liaison to the REcolorado Rules and Regulations committee where she oversees the development, implementation, and enforcement of MLS policy to better serve the brokers of Colorado. Previously, she served as associate broker/transaction coordinator for Stucy Realty Company, assistant chief deputy for Arapahoe County, and office manager for Ellis Armistead and Associates. She also worked for Continuing Legal Education of Colorado and the Law Firm of Darby, Delano and Price, LLC. Leesa attended Otero Junior College, Metropolitan State College, and Winona State University. She also earned her CMLX1 designation from the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and is a Certified Professional Standards Administrator. Leesa is an active member of CMLS and is a member of the DORA Forms Committee where she uses her experience as a seasoned professional to share insights into the MLS industry.
Deborah is responsible for leading the company’s integrated communications, marketing, public relations, and advertising strategy. In this role, she strengthens REcolorado’s corporate brand and reputation by guiding external, executive, and digital communications, strategic marketing, branding, and industry relations.
Deborah has more than 20 years of corporate communications, marketing, and public relations experience including more than eight years with REcolorado. Prior to joining the REcolorado team, she served in various marketing, communications, and public relations roles for large corporations and nonprofit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and is Past Chair for the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation and Past Chair of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® MLS Forum.
Robert leads the technology strategy, product management, software development, business solutions delivery, data center operations, and network services at REcolorado. He brings more than 30 years of experience in information technology, large-scale systems implementation, and program management to his role. Prior to joining REcolorado, Robert was a senior consultant of IT solutions at Lewis and Fowler and a senior program manager for Covestic. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. Robert attends the RESO bi-annual conferences and is a member of three RESO Workgroups: Cross-Platform Interoperability, Data Dictionary, and Internet Tracking.
Claudia brings over 20 years of executive business administration experience to REcolorado. She is the company’s Executive Administrator and Corporate Secretary, manages all Board and Shareholder meetings, and leads Shareholder and Board of Directors engagement. Prior to working for REcolorado, Claudia held a variety of executive-level corporate positions that included coordination and oversight of c-suite activities, which uniquely qualifies her to serve on REcolorado’s Executive Team. She has a degree in Arts, from Los Angeles Harbor College.