I am inspired by the culture here at Shurwest. You are not limited, forced into one role or micromanaged–your own efforts dictate your success.


Life Case Designer

An Arizona native, Matt worked for a local Fortune 500 corporation in customer service and inside sales roles before joining Shurwest in our life department. A constant learner, he is excited to “wear many hats” and find multiple ways to help advisors with insurance strategies to augment retirement planning. He is a huge fan of all the Arizona sports teams, loves music, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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It was Shurwest’s atmosphere and culture that drew me here. We are absolutely dedicated to growing our advisors’ practices.

Van Peursem

Life Director

Nate has more than 13 years of life insurance distribution experience, and he is knowledgeable in both annuity and life strategies. As part of The RIA Team, he lines up perfectly with Mike Whorton’s holistic approach to each client, evaluating the ins and outs of hundreds of policies in order to recommend what might best fit into an individual’s financial plan. “I understand the process, I sat in front of clients for years myself. I will always strive to give our RIAs all of the research, tools and information they need,” he says. Nate holds a B.S. in business from Northern Arizona University, where he was quarterback and captain of the 2003 BigSky Championship Team. Prior to that, he led Glendale Community College to their NJCAA National Football Championship victory in 2000. After Football was over for Nate he has filled his competitive edge by becoming an avid golfer.

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