Austin Higgins is a consultant, author and university lecturer who helps organizations increase profits and customer retention while reducing time-to-market and investment costs of developing technology products. He works with marketing, finance, technology and executive leaders from companies of all sizes to design, build and launch technology products.
Austin has worked with leaders at companies like Southwest Airlines, McKesson, Slalom, Pioneer Natural Resources, Bank of America, SeatonHill, KMM Corp, Freedom Records and more. Technology products he has been responsible for deliver more than $1 billion per year in annual benefit. He has demonstrated expertise in product management, project management, team leadership, business analysis and financial strategy.
Over 6.2 million readers have read his expertise in executive strategy and investment finance in dozens of publications. His expertise has reached the home page of Yahoo! Finance and Google Finance over 120 times. He regularly speaks at conferences, businesses and universities to distill tools and methods to build better products.
He holds an MBA in Investment Finance and Strategy from the University of Texas at Dallas, a BA in English and Comparative Linguistics from the University of North Texas and a certificate in Hindi Language and Literature from the Defense Language Institute. Austin is an active duty veteran of the United States Air Force where he was assigned the Emerging Language Task Force at the prestigious Presidio of Monterey.