As Managing Director of Chandler Reed LLC, Mr. Austin manages an international multi-client consulting practice delivering world-class services to define, target and accelerate growth across the spectrum of the value chain for a broad range of enterprises, large and small.  Combining insight, creativity and technological savvy, with a depth of hands-on experience across many functional areas, and the breadth that results from a range of industry experience, Mr. Austin is able to help clients connect the dots and catalyze progress from idea to success.

In addition to his operating experience in industry, Mr. Austin is also a serial entrepreneur who founded Metamorphix Global, an advanced green building materials technology company; co-founded a medical laboratory device company; and started an electro-optics systems integrator and national distributor.  His consulting clients have ranged from the well-known such as GE Technology Ventures; Sustainable Energy & Environment Division of the United Nations Development Programme (SEED/UNDP); and the Rockefeller Foundation; to lesser known technology growth companies, venture / investment funds, and start-ups.

Mr. Austin has served as a founding advisor to the Center for Economic and Environmental Partnerships (CEEP) funder’s forum and has been an elected member of the International Licensing Executives Society for over a decade.


During his career, Mr. Austin: 

  1. developed business plans, presentations & prospectuses used in raising over $300 million in equity financing;

  2. developed and received patents issued in 36 countries;

  3. honored with multiple product design awards;

  4. lectured internationally on business strategy, technology and sustainable development.



  1. “Alternative Energy from Waste”,

        Podgorica, Montenegro

  1. Advanced Biomass Technologies”,

        Department of Defense, MI

  1. “Bioethanol, Technology & Licensing Landscape”,

        New York, NY

  1. “Technology Transfer & Sustainable Development”

        Cancun, Mexico

  1. “Sustainability Impacts on Corporate Strategy”,

        St. Louis, MO

  1. “Raising Capital for Early Stage Companies”,

        New Paltz, NY

  1. “Access, Bandwidth & Connectivity through Satellite Mediated Educational Systems”,

        Ocho Rios, Jamaica


In addition, Chandler Reed LLC maintains an important network of resources to augment its own capabilities and provide clients with a complete portfolio of capabilities:



expertise, resources


  1. Intellectual Property

  2. Corporate

  3. Securities / Finance

  4. Sector Expertise

  5. Marketing

  6. International Marketing

  7. Market Communications

  1. Digital Media / Branding

  2. Strategic Communications

  3. Public Relations


  1. Research & Development

  2. Product Development

  3. Industrial Design

  4. Engineering


  1. Angel Investing

  2. Venture Capital

  3. Private Equity

  4. Investment Banking

  5. Merchant Banking

  6. Project Finance

  7. Investor Relations


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