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Austin Gideon

Austin focuses on deal execution and strategic support of portfolio companies at Five Elms. Austin currently serves as a Board Observer at Apptegy and MemberClicks. Prior to joining Five Elms, Austin worked as an Associate for The Stephens Group, a mid-market private equity firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Austin began his career as an Analyst in Harris Williams & Company’s San Francisco office, focusing on M&A advisory.  He was responsible for analyzing and executing mergers and acquisitions across a diverse range of businesses within the technology, healthcare and consumer sectors. Austin serves as a Board Member at Silver Lake Bank and on the Young Advisory Board of the Children's Place, a Kansas City agency committed to serving the very youngest survivors of abuse, neglect, and other trauma. 


Austin is from Topeka, KS and in his free time can be found in the rough on the golf course, supporting local sports teams, or hiking on trails with his dog Maddie.


BSC in Accounting and Business Administration, Washington and Lee University