Alumni Voices: Setting Your Pace for Success

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
12:00 PM1:00 PM
Richard Austin

Alumni Voices: Setting Your Pace for Success

Date: 7/15/2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom


Alumni Voices is a series dedicated to spotlighting Pace alumni, sharing their stories and providing a little bit of hope during a difficult time. Tune in to hear the inspiring story of Richard Austin ESQ class of 1995.

Each of us will and have taken a different path to success. Along the way, you’ll encounter choices and possible roadblocks to overcome. Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Richard Austin as he shares his non-traditional path to success. Richard overcame a life changing accident and a complete career change before putting his life into perspective and landing comfortably in his current position.

After an accident left him in a devastating coma, alumnus Richard Austin ’95 made a full recovery, and made a change. Join us to hear about his journey from the homicide bureau of the District Attorney’s office, to private practice, and eventually, into the world of for-profit business. Richard’s story is a shining example of how our alumni use their degrees to create new chapters and pave their own personal Pace Path to success.

Richard’s Bio:

With over 20 years of industry experience, Richard Austin is the Executive Director of IFP’s Business Alliance, serving as a national resource to IFP advisors and their clients. Richard consults with high-net-worth clients and business owners on estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and tax planning strategies.

Richard earned a JD degree from Pace University School of Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Tax Law/Taxation from New York University School of Law. He has earned both the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC) designations.

Before moving to the financial world, Richard worked at the Bronx District Attorney’s office in their homicide division.

Richard lives in Valhalla, NY with his wife and three sons.

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