DIRECTOR, Business Development
Dustin Byers is the Director of Business Development at The Buckeye Group where he uses his relationship-building skills to help drive the company’s mission to help organizations realize their potential by creating meaningful partnerships.
Dustin ran sales and business development for Hansya, an artificial intelligence company that he co-founded while in college. It was through this venture he built his relationship with Columbus-based venture fund, LOUD Capital. This venture group leverages Dustin’s ability to formulate business development plans for early stage companies by applying his skill set to their portfolio companies. He has a passion for meeting new people and discovering innovative ways to build their brand and increase their bottom line.
Dustin’s focus on technology-based companies and venture capital lead to LOUD pursuing more west coast opportunities under his purview.
Most recently, Dustin started The Scarlet Union Venture Fund, a fund created for the entrepreneurial alumni of The Ohio State University. It was through his involvement with The Fisher College of Business and the entrepreneurial program at Ohio State that led to the creation of this fund. Dustin is focused on helping his fellow alumni succeed, helping the ecosystem flourish, and providing an ROI to investors.