Dustin Sauter is OrangeGrid’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder. Sauter is the technical mastermind of the company’s technical platform and operational environment, with 20 years’ experience in software development, operations, security as both a business operator, and technology provider.
Tapping into his inner nerd, Sauter gained extreme enthusiasm from what technology had to offer at the early age of 8 when he unboxed his shiny new state-of-the-art Atari 2600 for Christmas. His love of gaming and technology continued to blossom as Sauter graduated to more advanced consoles like the NES, Genesis, and PS1 and started to develop basic role playing games on the Apple IIe.
Maturing in his adult years, but not giving up gaming, in 1996 Sauter started his career in PC repair and networking for CorpInfo. Later advancing, he worked with First Interstate Bank, assisting in building check printing platform, converting their branches to OS2 and implementing something called “The Internet” for all employees. Sauter quickly climbed the ranks over the next decade and held technical executive positions for major finance and software companies such as Wells Fargo, Ameriquest, Citi, Equator, and RES.NET.
Sauter is eager to transform the way businesses optimize their processes. He believes too many companies remain stagnant due to inability to accept change and utilize cutting edge technology to adapt to an ever-changing landscape. Sauter’s favorite phrase is “War is lost by indecision, not wrong decision.” His favorite video game character is Street Figher’s, Ryu, “You must defeat my dragon punch to stand a chance.”