Chairman of the BoardStephen G. Austin, CPA, MBA
Firm Managing Partner
Swenson Advisors, LLP
Steve Austin specializes in audit and business consulting engagements with a focus on technology, manufacturing, telecom, software and medical device companies. He is the author of the book, "Rise of the New Ethics Class," with a focus on Sarbanes Oxley regulations.
Prior to joining Swenson Advisors, LLP, Steve had over 22 years of experience as an Audit Partner with Price Waterhouse, LLP, and with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serving both public and private companies. While at Price Waterhouse, Steve also worked in the New York National Office, where he addressed complex accounting and reporting issues for companies, including ESOPs, software cost capitalization, business combinations, income taxes and leading edge business transactions. Steve worked with various members of the FASB and EITF staffs. At McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, he focused on high tech, manufacturing, and real estate companies as well as managed the audit department in San Diego.
Steve has experience with emerging and middle-market companies and large public companies listed on all major national stock exchanges. He has significant IPO and secondary offering experience with high technology, biomedical, software and real estate companies.
Steve is a CPA in California and Georgia and is a member of the California Society of CPAs and the AICPA. He is the past Global Chairman of Integra International and a member of their Global Executive Committee (in charge of Asia), Corporate Directors Forum, member of Global Connect, UCSD CONNECT, San Diego Venture Group, San Diego Software & Internet Council, the San Diego Mayor's Pension Reform Committee; Board of Director's/ Audit Committee chairman, Avanir Pharmaceuticals (a NASDAQ Company); past treasurer of Santa Fe Christian Schools; treasurer of Women's Resource Council, Board of Directors of Family Heritage Foundation; past Chairman of the American Heart Association (San Diego) and Pinnacle Group.