Former UVREIA Leadership

Chad Bennett – President and Co-Founder

Chad Bennett is the President of Vested Group. Vested Group is a private investment and management company that mainly focuses on Real Estate acquisitions, sales and education. Vested Group has received multiple
accolades including being recognized as one of the Top 25 companies
under 5 years old in Utah by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum in 2008 and
also one of the Top companies to watch in Utah by the Utah Valley
BusinessQ Magazine.

As President of Vested Group, Chad has been involved in most aspects
relating to real estate and real estate investing. He has considerable
experience with acquisitions, property rehabs, wholesaling, rentals, property
management, short sales, negotiations and more.

Chad graduated with a degree in Business Management and Spanish from Brigham Young University. While there he was recognized as of of the top student
entrepreneurs in the state of Utah. In his free time, Chad enjoys
spending quality time with his wife and four kids as well as taking
part in various sports and activities. His passion for a challenge has
lead him from competitive team sports, to participating in Ironman
triathlons throughout the country.

Emeritus Leadership

Alan Brymer, Co-Founder and Past President

Alan Brymer is the creator of The Assistant Who Pays Their Own Salary and This Market Stinks. He is a frequent guest expert for the news media, having made TV appearances on KSL’s Studio 5 Morning Show, iProvo, and Spotlight with Dana Robinson.  He has also been published or highlighted in The Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret Morning News, The Daily Herald, Utah Business Magazine, Connect Magazine, The Provo/Orem Chamber Insider, Intermountain Investor, Mortgage Mag Weekly, The Scotsman Magazine, Utah Valley Business Quarterly, and The Salt Lake Enterprise.

In addition to his real estate experience, Alan is an expert at systemizing businesses.  He is the creator of The Assistant Who Pays Their Own Salary, the only course for investors on how to find and manage a personal assistant to do 50-80% of your investing-related tasks for you.

Alan has a degree in Organizational Communication for Radford University

Leslie Peterson, Past President

Leslie Peterson has cultivated a deep knowledge of the title and escrow industry through 22 years of hands-on experience. After 8 years of working at various title companies, she opened Charger Title Insurance Agency, Inc. 2006 and is the sole owner. She works with a wide variety of clients, from hard money lenders, to investors, to first time home buyers and basic refinances. Leslie is known for her attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile for the client.

When not hard at work on her client’s files she’s busy investing in her own rental portfolio. She started investing in real estate in 2001 and has 14 Doors. She has done seller carry transactions, hard money loans, and traditional financing. Her personal investing experience just adds to her vast knowledge in the title industry.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, riding at the sand dunes and sitting by a campfire. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her motto is simple – life is about the little things.

Samantha Simon, Past President

Samantha Simon has owned and operated two successful businesses and is what you would call a serial entrepreneur.

Her Samak Smoke House, an award winning operation, grew from $20,000 in annual sales to $200,000 before being sold.  She was known for her customer service and was voted for having the best beef jerky in the state.

Samantha and her partner Jolene Aubel have a fast-growing real estate solutions company helping homeowners in trouble with foreclosure. Samantha oversees the rehab division of that company and is passionate about adding value to properties.

In addition to investing and teaching about real estate investing, Samantha enjoys teaching an Entrepreneur Forum every fall at Salt Lake Community College and has done this for the past eight years.

Samantha has a degree in Spanish from the University of Utah

Jolene Aubel, Past President

Jolene Aubel’s public/media relations career spans 17 years in Olympic sports including seven years with the U.S. Ski Team/U.S. Ski Association and includes over 282 national and international events as well as six Olympic Games.

She founded Mountain Marketing and Communications, Inc. in 1992 and oversaw all sales and marketing activities of the company.

Mountain Marketing and Communications, Inc. is a full service public relations/marketing company offering its clients fun and creative ways to promote its events and sponsorships. Services included a broad range of activities including communications consulting and sports media relations getting national results such as coverage in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and Newsweek.

Her past clients included O.C. Tanner Company, USA Cycling, International Sports Broadcasting, Lexus, Park City Mountain Resort, Subaru of America and ESPN.

Since 2002, she has worked as a full-time real estate investor and specializes in bank short sale negotiations. Jolene has a degree in Marketing from Bowling Green University

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