Wendi Burkhardt

Wendi Burkhardt
To Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt, home is where the big ideas are. Wendi has decades of experience uniting strategy and technology to build success for everyone from venture startups and rapid-growth tech firms to Fortune 500 corporations.

Recent Posts

Homesharing Comes Full Circle: Welcome to the New Silvernest

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Feb 25, 2019 12:22:10 PM


Home is a very important, personal place. It’s where you feel secure enough to be yourself, unwind, and sleep at night. Sharing this space with another person can be a life-changing experience, but it’s not without complexity. Homesharing is about much more than finding a stranger to rent out a spare room—it’s about creating a living arrangement with a compatible housemate that offers financial, social, health, and many other kinds of benefits.  


What is “Being Well?”

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Jun 2, 2017 10:12:10 AM

Wellness has become a buzzword for a lot of the different aspects of our lives. We thought it was time to unpack the concept and let some experts weigh in on how we create the best life possible, regardless of our age. There is so much information out there about health, food, exercise, sleep and what to do and what not to do – and it seems to change every day! We are devoting the month of June to figuring it out!


Are we in a “Second Adolescence?”

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on May 6, 2017 3:16:00 PM

One of the gifts of longevity is that we have added new years of life that transforms every life stage. For example, young people are taking longer to complete college and find careers. If they will live to 100 or older, what’s the rush? Similarly, of the 30+ years of increased life expectancy, we have added additional years to the middle of life. So, as a midlife world we are grappling with questions like where do we want to live, how long we will work, what kind of work we WANT to do, and who do we want in our lives?


Welcome to Financial Literacy Month!

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Apr 11, 2017 9:31:58 AM

April is designated as National Financial Literacy Month. It seems that so much financial education is pointed at young adults who are starting their lives. The fact is that we Baby Boomers are pretty good at earning money, but many of us know very little about what to do with what we’ve saved, or if we have saved enough for the new longer life we are living. Let’s face it, some of the products are really hard to understand and the idea of learning is kind of boring. (It’s math and we’ve never liked math!) Because we feel embarrassed by what we don’t know, we procrastinate focusing on our finances. 


Celebrating Women Who Create Companies

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Mar 23, 2017 12:15:44 PM

In the year and a half since we founded Silvernest, I’ve made dozens of presentations about the company and how we are helping people share their homes in a safer and smart way. This past week I’ve been working on a presentation that is a little bit different. It’s about the power of women over 50 who have chosen to create their own businesses. The venue is the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit in Chicago and it is really exciting to hear the stories of other women entrepreneurs as they’ve built and grown their companies.

Welcome to Silvernest

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Apr 20, 2016 1:00:56 AM

Welcome to Silvernest. We're so glad you're here. Silvernest is an online homesharing service for adults age 50+. Homeowners earn extra income, housemates reduce housing expenses and both gain companionship.