Austin is a new member of the growing Fort Dearborn team. Austin comes to FDP from Ernst & Young, where he served as a Senior in their Assurance Group.
During his public accounting career, Austin served clients in a wide range of industries including Technology, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Food Services, and Vehicle Rental. Austin's clients included public and private companies, multiple first-year audits, and a Fortune 200 Company in the midst of a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
As a lead Senior, Austin was responsible for serving as the client liaison, managing engagement economics, and supervising multiple staff and interns.
Austin's assurance experience provided him with the skills needed to navigate fast-paced environments, manage complex projects, build relationships, analyze critical data, reach informed and defensible conclusions, and present concise and insightful communications to all levels of management. These skill sets are essential to providing the level of consulting expertise that FDP's broad, and sometimes challenging, turnaround and investment banking client base have come to expect.
In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and playing golf.