Partner at Brand Velocity Partners
Austin is a Partner at Brand Velocity Partners, a private equity firm growing small- to medium-sized businesses through its deep marketing resources that include its brand marketing agency, sports and entertainment connectivity, and globally recognized marketing thought leaders. Prior to BVP, Austin founded and was Managing Partner of RunCap Partners, a family-backed private investment firm that both advises and invests in leading companies. Previously, Austin served as CEO of Omniboard, a technology and services provider offering three tools – data-extraction hardware, enterprise platform software, and a 24/7/365 call center – and an electrical contractor installation service that together allow building managers to remotely monitor and control their major electricity-consuming devices (e.g., HVAC, lighting).
Prior to Omniboard, Austin worked as an Associate at lower-middle market private equity fund Topspin Partners. Before Topspin, Austin was an Analyst at private equity firm Fundamental Capital. Austin graduated from UCLA with a focus on Economics and Political Science. He is a four-time All-American long-distance runner, and former UCLA record holder (3000m) and Adidas-sponsored professional athlete.