R. Scott Bills, CFP®, CPWA®, CRPC®

Chief Executive Officer | Partner

Scott is currently Chief Executive Officer | Partner of Nilsine Partners. He was previously a Senior Vice President Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management from 2005 until founding Nilsine Partners in 2021.

Scott has been recognized by Forbes and named to their “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list in 2019, 2020 and 2021; as well as their “Best-in-state Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list in September 2019, “Top 250 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list in July 2019 and “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list July 2018.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from Utah State University. Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional, designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation and holds the Certified Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) designation. He currently serves on the Foundation Board for Utah State University. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Lupus Colorado as Past-Chair and on the Executive Alumni Board for Utah State University.

Scott, a Colorado native, lives in Lone Tree with his wife, Annie, and their three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys golf, travel, skiing, yoga and his spin bike. He also loves cheering on the hometown sports teams of the Broncos, Avalanche, Rockies, Nuggets and his Utah State Aggies.