Fund Utah Team
Our highly experienced team is ready to help you get your EB5 process underway and get started in investing in the great state of Utah.
Chief Executive Officer & Fund Utah President
Chris Shurian serves as the President of Waters Edge Properties and Chief Executive Officer of Utah Regional Investment Fund, LLC. Chris is a consummate entrepreneur and has founded several businesses over the years. Chris enjoys the challenge of creating a new venture and takes great pleasure in seeing it succeed and provide the intended benefits to its satisfied customers.
Chris has been honored as a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, Utah Business Magazine’s Forty under 40, and Hanley Wood Publishing’s Big 50 Award. One of his previous companies was awarded the Chrysalis Award as the Utah State Remodeler of the Year for 5 years, and the Western Region Remodeler of the Year for 3 years .
Chief Operating Officer
Aaron oversees all marketing, sales, and operational efforts at the Utah Regional Investment Fund (URIF). With years of international business experience, Aaron is able to leverage URIF’s competitive advantages in attracting foreign investors to Utah. Aaron has worked in the education and consulting space for the better part of a decade – he has successfully built and run a business in Asia.
Aaron graduated with an MBA from Duke University where he found his passion for development and strategy. He and his wife are the proud parents of three beautiful children.
Chief Financial Officer
Tyler is Chief Financial Officer for Water’s Edge Resort, an 11 acre Bear Lake beachfront resort project located in Garden City, Utah. The project includes an upscale 92 room hotel, 63 condominium units, and three multiuse commercial buildings. He graduated from Brigham Young University’s School of Accountancy. Tyler has 38 years experience in business ownership, consulting, business acquisitions, retail store openings, and operational and financial management.
Tyler has extensive experience in business building. Tyler co-founded Opal Concepts, which became the 2nd largest hair salon business in the US, operating 1,650 salons. Tyler is an entrepreneur at heart and passionately believes that the free enterprise system is a fundamental strength of the USA. Tyler loves to see his team members and businesses thrive.