Dave Austin

Interim President at Shyft

Dave Austin has over 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising, with a focus on brand management and strategy. Dave is currently the interim president at Shyft, a brand management company. Prior to that, they were the head of brand marketing at Liberty Bankers Insurance Group from June 2019 to February 2022. Before that, Dave founded and was the managing director of Influent50, an advertising agency, from January 2014 to March 2019. Dave has also held the position of vice president of marketing services at AARP from May 2006 to January 2014. Throughout their career, Dave has been instrumental in helping organizations build strong brands and establish themselves as leaders in their industries. Dave is known for their ability to create and implement marketing strategies that drive key performance indicators, build reputation and minimize risk. Dave is a motivated leader who is able to inspire and manage cross-functional teams to achieve success. Dave is dedicated to their work and has a proven track record of delivering results that exceed expectations.

Dave Austin has a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Concordia College, and an Executive Business School degree in Business to Consumer Marketing from Harvard University. Dave also has an Executive Business School - Art and Science of Effective Negotiations degree from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Dave Austin reports to Alex Alpert, Founder & CEO. Dave Austin works with Heather McBride-Morse - Global Head of People, Kevin Hydorn - Director, Partnerships, and Stanley Rogers - Chief Revenue Officer.


  • Interim President

    Current role

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