Austin Shaw has over 20 years of experience in providing growth acceleration and commercial execution to a wide array of growth companies. He has also worked extensively with the capital markets, from asset managers and private equity firms to mutual funds and investment banks. Austin uses this expertise to connect business leaders and founders with long-term, qualified, supportive capital providers.
Currently, Austin is the Managing Partner of Pleasant Valley Partners (PVP). PVP has a network of deep relationships with healthcare, clean tech, and technology-focused investors in both public and private equity. PVP helps investment funds and growth companies over the course of their life cycle.
Previously, Austin built a significant business as one of the original employees for Gerson Lehrman Group, the leading expertise exchange with a membership-based platform of more than 400,000 global experts. Before that, he was a successful business development executive focused on Institutional Equity and Institutional Japanese Equity at Merrill Lynch and UBS.
Austin earned his degree in English Literature from Saint Lawrence University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the varsity soccer team.