May 3, 2022
Austin is Founder & CEO of FlexIt Inc., whose mission is to
create exceptionally flexible and empowering fitness experiences
for consumers across the world. FlexIt provides flexible access to
gyms, as well as personalized training sessions virtually.
Austin is an entrepreneur with broad-based experience in strategy, business development, finance, and capital raising. He's worked across the consumer health & wellness, sports, entertainment, transportation and technology verticals.
Over the years Austin has developed strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Therabody, DoorDash, American Express, 24 Hour Fitness, Gold's Gym, among others.
Austin began his career in startups before progressing to venture capital. He is a partner, Founding Team member and former Chief of Staff at industry-leading private aviation unicorn Wheels Up, which IPOd in July 2021 through a SPAC.
A proven fitness industry leader, he was named a 2020 IHRSA Rising Star - an accolade that recognizes the top talent, under 35 years of age, in the fitness industry. He regularly advocates on behalf of the fitness industry as a featured guest speaker.
Among other University related initiatives, Austin is on the board of Columbia Business School's Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center. He is also a Lang advisor/coach, as well as a Columbia Business School Startup Track Advisor. Austin is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, where he talks about entrepreneurship, founding a business, leading a startup, and related subjects.
Austin was valedictorian of Roslyn (NY) High School. He is a graduate of Columbia University (BA) and Columbia Business School (MBA).