David Olson is the Chairman and CEO of Wind River Capital LLC, a boutique merchant bank serving financial institutions. Previously, he was the Vice Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Piper Jaffray and Co. Based in Jackson, WY. Olson has over 25 years of experience on Wall Street in management positions, specifically in investment banking and private equity.
He was Credit Suisse First Boston’s Chairman of Investment Banking for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to CSFB’s merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he held a number of senior executive positions at DLJ, most recently serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s Asia-Pacific region. During the 1990s, he was co-head of DLJ’s financial institutions group and the firm’s Chicago investment banking office.
Olson holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law, where he is a Life Trustee, and a BA degree from Wesleyan University, where he is a Trustee Emeritus. Additionally, Olson was a board member for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and is a board member of the Brain Research Foundation.