Dustin Muscato

Managing Director

Dustin Muscato is Managing Director at Auctus Capital Partners. He is a seasoned finance professional and corporate advisor with nearly 20 years of private equity, credit, project finance, engineering, executive leadership and management experience. He has managed investments and provided strategic counsel to approximately 50 companies and organizations in industries including retail and renewable energy, infrastructure, technology, life sciences, industrials, digital marketing, eCommerce, and others.

In 2021, he launched Green Street Advisory, combining his investment and management experience, deep industry expertise and extensive network of contacts to actively advise companies on strategic growth initiatives.  This includes advising on the refinancing of a trucking fleet for a NYC based transportation company, advising a tech-enabled energy retailer on strategic growth initiatives, orchestrating a JV between two utility scale solar developers, originating and advising on strategic financial and other partnerships with a distributed generation solar and storage developer, and others. In addition to his own expertise and capabilities within energy, technology, infrastructure and business in general, Dustin has built a very extensive network of industry experts, banks, strategic advisors, investors, lenders and others which he draws upon in his work.

Previously, Dustin was a Director at a NYC-based alternative asset management firm, where he was responsible for building and managing a $75M energy-focused private equity investment portfolio and a $165M direct lending portfolio of industrials, life sciences, and technology companies. In total, he executed on over $200M in investments across more than 20 transactions and successfully exited 2 private equity positions and 16 credit positions. During his tenure Dustin was responsible for the restructuring of multiple investment positions resulting in successful outcomes for the companies and investors.

Dustin co-founded the University at Buffalo Committee for Socially Responsible Investment. He serves on the Boards of Monarchy Ventures and Trade Tech AI and has previously held Board Director positions with six companies including Energy Professionals, Erus Energy (3x Inc. 5000), Greenwave Energy, and others. He was also an early advisor to SparkFund, an Energy Impact Partners portfolio company.

He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Buffalo. Dustin is an avid skier, triathlete, and a dedicated father.