As a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Austin creates comprehensive financial plans that respond to the unique goals of each client, with a particular focus on achieving financial independence. This can provide his clients with greater autonomy in terms of their work arrangements and the ability to be a positive influence in their community.
Austin is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) a widely recognized and highly respected financial planning credential. This designation is described by the CFP board as “the standard of excellence in financial planning”. Additionally, Austin holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as Tennessee life and health insurance licenses. He is also a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS), which reflects his expertise in creating and maintaining retirement plans for both individuals and businesses.
Before joining his current team in 2014, Austin worked as an Auditor at Decosimo Certified Public Accountants, a Cost Specialist at Volkswagen Group of America, and an Accounting Manager at Mueller Water Products, all of which are based in the Chattanooga Area. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Alabama and held a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) through the state of Tennessee.
Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Austin now lives in Signal Mountain with his wife, Kimberly, and two sons, Asher and Wyatt. In his free time, he coaches youth sports, engages in physical activities such as golfing, swimming, running, and mountain biking, and has recently taken up traveling the country with his family in a towable travel trailer. Austin has also volunteered with several community organizations in the past, most recently as a Board Member for six years of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Raymond James does not provide tax or accounting services.
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