Dusty Wunderlich is the Founder and CEO of Bristlecone Holdings, a high-growth innovative network of consumer and business-to-business finance platforms and financial technologies. He oversees the company’s strategic planning and vision, brand promotion, capital raising and operational leadership. Under Dusty’s leadership, Bristlecone Holdings is seeing rapid growth and achievement in the FinTech industry with plans to diversify its offerings and disrupt the financial services industry in the next three to five years. He is a current recipient of the Twenty Under 40 Award in Reno, Nevada and is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, both organizations recognizing him as an accomplished leader and entrepreneur.
Dusty’s professional background is rooted in investment banking and private equity, ranging from large institutional transactions to small equity funding for high growth companies. During his career he has successfully worked on $2 billion in transactions spanning across six continents. Prior to Bristlecone Holdings, he founded Optimum Strategy Group, an institutional advisory firm and served as a Principal and Advisor at DCA Capital Partners. His dynamic and creative approach to financial markets allowed both organizations to deliver innovative financial and strategic solutions for an array of clients.
Dusty is also closely involved with philanthropic organizations in his community. He currently serves on the board of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, and is the Founder & Chairman of the Growing Worldwide Opportunity Foundation, a grant-making organization focused on grassroots community-based humanitarian projects.