In 1976 Masoud Shirazi started a successful, private insurance and benefits consulting firm. Shirazi & Associates, Inc., now Shirazi Benefits, LLC, is headquartered in Greeley with a second office in Fort Collins. With his vast knowledge of group employee benefits and estate and business planning, Masoud has earned a solid reputation of providing quality service to his clientele. Throughout the years, he has received a number of awards for his work and involvement in the insurance industry. Business owners and employers throughout the Front Range have benefited from Masoud’s experience in financial planning and employee benefits, helping them grow and remain profitable in an ever-changing economy. Having lived in Greeley for more than 45 years, Masoud’s commitment to the community is demonstrated through his active philanthropic efforts giving back through serving on the boards of many organizations and active volunteering. Masoud obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1974. He then continued his education at UNC receiving a Master’s in Business Administration in 1975.