Mr. Austin has over 17 years of experience in private equity and mergers & acquisitions focused on niche-oriented, middle-market companies. Mr. Austin, who joined IGP in 2010, oversees the origination function at the firm and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing new investments. While at IGP, he has been involved in the sourcing and execution of several platform investments including IOTA Engineering, North American Substation Services and Q Holding Company. Mr. Austin joined IGP from Lake Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where he was a Vice President focused on late-stage buyouts in the services industry. Prior to joining Lake, Mr. Austin spent four years at The Riverside Company, a middle market private equity firm, and three years at Harris Williams, an investment bank focused exclusively on middle market M&A. Mr. Austin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia and his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.