Austin is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Weber State University. Prior to joining TAB Bank, he worked with Ernst &Young providing audit/assurance support to both public and private businesses in the banking, automotive, real estate, entertainment, and insurance industries. Austin became a Vice President of Real Estate Banking at Zions Bank and managed a real estate portfolio consisting of office, retail, hospitality, and senior housing product types. For the last several years Austin has managed TAB’s internal audit function and has worked with the Bank’s Audit Committee and Board of Directors to oversee the independent evaluation of TAB’s risk and control framework.
As Vice President of Analytics and Capital Markets, Austin participates in strategic risk management of the Bank’s asset concentrations. He oversees and directs a team of Business Intelligence Analysts to develop risk-based models to monitor credit risk. He also leads TAB’s Capital Markets desk responsible for the sales and servicing of loan pools to external buyers.