Austin builds relationships primarily with businesses within the Food & Agriculture industry. He is particularly knowledgeable about the concerns and challenges of agribusinesses and producers, as well as food and beverage manufacturers and distributors, and connects them with firm experts to create optimal, attainable solutions that address their pain points.
Austin’s hands-on experiences growing up on his grandparents’ family farm, and later working on a friend’s farm, have resulted in his ability to understand the challenges producers face and provide specialized insight and solutions for those businesses. His passion for helping agribusinesses survive and thrive stems from Austin’s personal experience of witnessing his family’s farm operation and legacy go under in the early 1980’s due to bad financial advice.
“I’m passionate about providing solutions so that other families don’t have to face the same hardships,” says Austin.
Austin skillfully listens to and identifies client needs, and then engages the client with the right level of expert resources at the firm who can tailor solutions and satisfy challenges through service offerings at every level – whether a business is looking to optimize, expand, or transition.
- Tax, accounting, and strategic business advisory
- Farm management technology
- Estate tax plans, customized transition strategies, and legacy building
- Sustainability and animal care
- Talent recruitment, development, and leadership training