Chief Executive Officer, President
has spent the past 25 years developing energy projects and providing financial solutions to Tribal Nations in the United States and First Nations in Canada.
In 1986, Mr. Jurrius
began developing natural gas properties located on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's reservation in southwestern Colorado.
In 1992, Mr. Jurrius
began partnering directly with the Southern Ute Tribe to facilitate acquisitions on behalf of Red Willow Production Company
, the Southern Ute's production company
In 1994, Mr. Jurrius
entered into a joint venture with a major merchant banker to facilitate joint ventures between financial investors and the Southern Ute Tribe.
After leading the groups to approximately $150 MM of merger and acquisition investments in up-stream and mid-stream assets, Mr. Jurrius was asked to take a position as "Financial Advisor" to the Southern Ute Tribal Council in 1996, where he served until 2001.
As advisor to the Tribal Council
, Mr. Jurrius
was responsible for the overall management of the Tribe's
financial resources, evaluation of energy transactions and the development and implementation of a comprehensive "Financial Plan" for the Tribe
Mr. Jurrius' work for the Tribe led to the formation of the Tribe's "Growth Fund," where he served as the financial director.
significant accomplishments include the Tribe's
acquisition of Red Cedar Gathering Company
, McKenzie Methane Corporation
, securing the Tribes first off-Reservation asset investment in Contango Oil and Gas Company
, and the successful implementation of the Tribe's
Financial Plan and associated AAA credit ratings from Fitch
and Moody's rating agencies.
In 1999 Mr. Jurrius
was introduced to the Northern Ute Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in northeastern Utah by the Southern Ute Tribe.
In 2000, Mr. Jurrius
agreed to represent the Northern Ute Tribe where his
firm served as Financial Advisor and was responsible for overseeing the Tribe's
fiscal and resource estate.
Mr. Jurrius' significant accomplishments with the Northern Ute Tribe include the implementation of the Tribe's Financial Plan, and the creation of Ute Energy, the Tribe's energy company, where he served as CEO and President.
In 2008 Mr. Jurrius founded Native American Resource Partners for the purpose of providing Tribal Nations access to capital and expertise for proprietary development of their resources.
Since that time Mr. Jurrius
have provided capital commitments in excess of $460 million.