As VP of Operations, Austin is responsible for Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Compliance and Process Improvement at TerraVerde. He has over 7 years of experience in Renewable Energy covering project finance, software, equipment, logistics, policy, regulation and enforcement. Prior to TerraVerde, Austin ran Operations at a national solar equipment distribution company, where he negotiated contracts with international supply chain partners, coordinated deliveries of over $200MM of equipment and forecasted the company’s financial position as market conditions changed. Austin also served as the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston, where he led the City’s approach to Climate Change, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in addition to managing the Building and Parks departments. His experience also includes Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking. Austin holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government, with a minor in Economics from Harvard University.