Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Dusty graduated from Texas Tech University in 2003 with a BA in Finance and earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2008. He started his career in the Wells Fargo Energy Group in Houston, TX developing his skills in oil and gas financial analysis, underwriting senior debt transactions in the E&P and Midstream space, as well as learning market factors, oil and gas reserve characteristics and basic field operations. After Wells Fargo, Dusty spent four years with Merit Energy where he excelled as a Senior Financial Analyst performing all aspects of hydrocarbon marketing for several regions and provided accurate analysis of production, costs, and business development evaluations used by Senior Management.
In 2010, Dusty joined the Energy Group at Sovereign Bank, progressing to Senior Vice President, where he originated and underwrote multi-million-dollar credit facilities for E&P and midstream acquisitions and development capital. Dusty’s versatile background in E&P business management, energy banking, and analytical skills are a valuable addition to the Steward team.
He currently resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife Tara and two young girls. Dusty is an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, having played baseball for Texas Tech, earning 1st Team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2003.