Dustin D. Shryock joined Headstrong in 2014, after exiting from a hedge fund, and is currently the Deputy Director of Field Operations. Dustin has held numerous roles at Headstrong to include Chief of Staff & Director of Operations. He has worked in the public, private, tech start-up, financial, and non-profit sectors. A veteran himself, Dustin’s service in the United States Army included two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the U.S. Army Bronze Star Medal. Dustin spent nearly three years conducting operations in and around Baghdad, Iraq.
Originally from Sonoma, California, he is a graduate of Pace University– where he was awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for dedication to the veteran community – and is a former White House Intern having worked on the Joining Forces team within the Office of The First Lady. He earned his Master of Public Administration, with a focus on non-profit management, from The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. While at NYU Wagner, Dustin completed executive management work at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management where he studied strategy tactics and leadership development and was an Iraq War Studies Fellow at the Hertog Foundation. Dustin holds an Executive MBA from NYU Stern and recently completed executive management work in social entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business, was a Rising Executives Fellow at The Economic Club of New York and completed an advanced undergraduate diploma at the University of Oxford. Dustin is a committed downhill skier, avid runner, and amateur oil-on-canvas painter.