About Us

WISTLR was started to help owners find the right home for their business. Too often advisors let ulterior motives get in the way of true guidance. We take a different approach. We give our clients honest, tailored advice so that they can make the best decision at every turn of the road. Each day we seek to embody and abide by our guiding principles: industriousness, resiliency, adaptability, and truth. We hope our actions speak the rest.

Eric Urda

Managing Director
Eric has been providing Government and Defense M&A advisory services for ~10 years. Prior to WISTLR he worked at Houlihan Lokey advising on some of the largest GovCon deals in the country. At WISTLR he supports business owners in all aspects of their sell-side and buy-side M&A requirements.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys running, reading great history (especially David McCullough and stories of American Industry), hiking with his wife across the United States, and playing his home golf course at Oakmont Country Club.

Alex Archuleta

M&A Market Specialist
Alex has been with WISTLR since the early days of the company. Before joining WISTLR Alex worked as a director in the live events and sporting industries for over 10 years. In his role at WISTLR, Alex supports both sell-side and buy-side endeavors for clients and has a propensity for discovering fantastic companies.

Out of the office Alex enjoys working on classic automobiles and spending time on his ranch in northern New Mexico. As a former Alaskan, Alex has an appreciation for the outdoors and is a staunch believer in the quote, “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.”

Will Burdette

Business Analyst
Will joined WISTLR after graduating from Colorado College in 2023. Prior to WISTLR he worked as a summer analyst In Stepstone Group’s Venture Capital office. Will supports the WISTLR team as a business analyst. 

Outside of work, Will enjoys reading sci-fi and historical fiction, finding new spots to fly fish, and skiing the I70 resorts in Colorado. While home in Maryland, he spends time duck hunting with his black Lab. 

Jeffrey Egerstrom, MBA, MS

SVP of CFO Services
Jeff has 20 years’ experience in public company corporate finance, accounting & treasury functions, public accounting (with his last role as Senior Manager with a “Big-four”) and startup tech companies around Washington DC. Prior to WISTLR, Jeff worked as
Finance Leader for Acuity Brands, Honeywell, Enovis and TPI Composites. Jeff completed graduate and undergraduate degrees at University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business and Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business.

Outside of work, Jeff is active in Gilbert-Mesa community of Arizona with wife, a son, two daughters and two dogs. Interests include youth sports, growing a small business with each child to apply skills, hiking & biking mountain trails, outdoor recreation and fishing while also an avid book & wine collector & enthusiast, a burgeoning home Chef & Sommelier for family and friends, fueled by a strong passion for the Arts acquired while a Washingtonian, where he streams daily weta.org classical music, is a member of The Kennedy Center, a Wolf Trap, VA enthusiast, and ardent fan of violinist Joshua Bell all referenced by a single quote: “I have a tendency to believe that ‘The Arts’ find you, you don’t find ‘The Arts’, you just can’t help it”.