David Olson
David OlsonSenior Advisor
Contact
Phone: 312.244.6950
Email: dolson@win-riv.com

Biography

David D. Olson is Chairman and CEO of Wind River Capital LLC. Based in Jackson, Wyoming, he has extensive experience in investment banking and private equity. He is also the Chairman of Chrysalis Holdings LLC, the parent of NewDay USA, a leading lender to veteran families.

Previously, he was the Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Group of Piper Jaffray & Co (PJC) where he led initiatives across investment banking, fixed income, and equities. Prior to joining PJC, Mr. Olson was Chairman and CEO of River Branch Holdings LLC which was sold to Piper Jaffray in 2015. Previously, Mr. Olson was a partner of the Yucaipa Companies, an investment firm with holdings in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Mr. Olson was a founder of Primus Pacific Partners, a private equity firm with investments in financial services companies in Asia.

Mr. Olson was previously the Chairman and CEO of Guggenheim Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of Guggenheim Capital in New York and Chicago. Mr. Olson came to Guggenheim with over 25 years of experience in investment banking management. He was Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)’s Chairman of Investment Banking for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to CSFB’s merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), Mr. Olson held a number of senior executive positions at DLJ, most recently serving as Chairman and CEO of the firm’s Asia-Pacific region. During the 1990’s, Mr. Olson was co-head of DLJ’s Financial Institutions Group and the firm’s Chicago investment banking office. Mr. Olson holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law, where he is a Life Trustee, and a BA from Wesleyan University, where he is a Trustee Emeritus. Mr. Olson is a board member of the Brain Research Foundation and was a long serving director for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

EDUCATION
Northwestern University, Illinois
Wesleyan University, Connecticut

WORK HISTORY
Piper Jaffray & Co
River Branch Holdings LLC
Guggenheim Merchant Banking
Credit Suisse First Boston
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette