Carnegie Mellon University

Brian Wirtz

Brian Wirtz

Chairman, Blockchain Advisory Group

New York


Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, FinTech, Funding, Starting While a Student


Brian Wirtz is Chairman of the Blockchain Advisory Group, which provides highly-technical and principled strategic advisory services, to both crypto core teams and traditional management teams, across the full suite of financial products to include utility and security tokens, equity, M&A, and high yield debt.

Mr. Wirtz founded Credit Suisse’s Bitcoin / Blockchain / Cryptoasset Investment Banking Practice in 2013, and is known as Wall Street’s first “Bitcoin Banker.”  His previous Wall Street experience includes software M&A advisory at Harris Williams, and healthcare investment banking advisory at Cowen & Company.  Prior to practicing Wall Street finance, Mr. Wirtz served as a captain in the U.S. Army as a signal officer (25A).  

Mr. Wirtz holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon, and a BSBA from Wentworth Military Academy / University of Central Missouri.