Austin is the founding partner of Zero Knowledge Consulting, an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, and has a deep background in crypto and financial services.
He currently runs his consulting firm, as well as serving on the board of or as an advisor to several crypto projects.
He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, NY.
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New York University
Stern School of Business
Masters of Business Administration
California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science
Prior Work Experience
Austin's career spans a multitude of prominent companies in key roles
Head of Portfolio Management
Austin was in charge of reserve management, transparency, financial risk, strategy, and reporting for BUSD & USDP
Austin ran insurance linked trading at JPM, covering Stable Value Wraps, Bank-Owned Life Insurance, Catastrophe Bonds, and other related instruments
Co-Head, DART Team
Citi Global Rates
Austin was the co-head of the Digital Assets in Rates Trading (DART) team, building a platform for repo against crypto and trading with stablecoin platforms
Austin was a portfolio manager on the reinsurance team at Stone Ridge, the parent of NYDIG, as well as part of the cross-asset structuring and cash management teams
Columbia Business School
Austin co-teaches the Blockchain Markets Infrastructure course at Columbia Business School
Catastrophe Risk Consultant
Austin was in charge of exotic perils modeling and analytics, primarily focusing on the (then nascent) field of terrorism risk, as well as natural perils