Wendi Burkhardt is a sought after advisor to emerging business leaders, an entrepreneur and a private investor seeking to achieve new levels of business evolution. Wendi’s successful career has spanned consumer-focused new venture startups, rapid-growth companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Wendi currently serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of Silvernest, a highly innovative online roommate matching platform for people aged 50+. Wendi is passionate about working to change “the space of aging” and to foster the development of new alternatives in aging and long-term living. Prior to Silvernest, Wendi developed strategic partnerships and win-win relationships that positioned Sprint, Motorola and MP3.com as forerunners in burgeoning wireless, mobile and digital media sectors. She also served in sales, marketing and business consulting roles working with Fortune 500 and high-tech companies. Wendi holds a degree in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University, and has completed an executive education program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is a long-time resident of Boulder, Colorado where she is active in local and regional business, community and philanthropic organizations advancing education, energy, environmental and healthcare causes.