Austen is the newest member of the Stansberry Firm, joining as a Senior Analyst. He will help the Stansberry firm with data analysis, communication with clients and new technologies.
Austen professional experience includes working for the Bass Family in Fort Worth. With Bass Enterprises Production Company (BEPCO) Austen worked as a fund accountant in the real estate group and helped streamline operations and create efficiencies in the monthly and annual reporting processes. Austen also handled communication with institutional and private investors and assisted with the auditors and other regulators of the real estate funds.
Before Bass, Austen worked in the Dallas location of Ernst & Young in their Financial Services Office (FSO). He worked as an external auditor in the Banking and Capital Markets arm of FSO serving banking clients both public and private. Austen also served clients in the wealth and asset management and insurance sectors providing assurance on the material accuracy of the financial statements and an opinion on the effectiveness of internal controls.
Austen has undergraduate degrees in finance and accounting as well as a Masters of Accounting from Texas Christian University. The Neeley School of Business provided a well-rounded business education as well as leadership training. Austen took advantage of study abroad programs with the Neeley School of Business that included Seattle (supply chain), China (supply chain) and Germany/Italy (accounting).