Hi. My name is Austin. I'm a consultant, lecturer and author.

Me in 10 Seconds

I’m a technology consultant with my company Ervay Lamar, a lecturer at University of Texas at Dallas, editor and investment analyst with TechVest Journal, author and speaker. I’ve helped companies deliver over $955 million per year in direct benefit from technology products.

I’ve worked with a top management consulting firm, Fortune 100, middle market and growing companies. I’m an active duty veteran of the United States Air Force where I served as a Hindi linguist.

I hold an MBA in quantitative finance and strategy, a BA in English linguistics and a certificate in Hindi language from the Defense Language Institute.

I’m interested in minimalism, technology advancement, philosophy, education and how these all tie together in blending work and personal life.

Dallas native but I spend time in Southern California and NYC.

I need your help.

What am I up to now?

How I Like to Help

Product Management

I help organizations design tech products, processes and organizations. I start with "wouldn't it be cool if..." and end with a fully defined and documented technology solution that is ready to ship.

Finance and Data Based Decision Making

Do you have a financial and data model for every decision you make? Do you define and then track every data point to ensure you have the proper success metrics? I do.

Rapid Prototyping

I work with small teams to quickly come up with a presentable prototype of a product (software or hardware) or service. The goal is customer feedback, proof of concept, testing and sometimes sales. It should take hours or days, not months and years.

Scalable Process Improvement

Six Sigma. Kanban. Agile. Waterfall. It is all mostly irrelevant. I work with groups to identify the best way to accomplish their goals, define clear constraints, build a process then scale it. Standardize. Optimize. Automate.

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