Our Firm

Rick G. Austin

With over 34 years of experience in designing integrated wealth strategies for highly successful business owners, executives, and affluent families across the country, Rick Austin offers a proven process to help achieve his clients’ personal and professional financial objectives; a resource with professionals experienced in the areas of law, accounting, taxation, and risk management; and access to a variety of insurance companies and investment firms.

Rick is a member agent of The Nautilus Group, a resource for estate conservation, estate distribution, and business succession planning, made available to a limited number of subscribing member agents. Rick also is an Investment Adviser Representative with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. His relationship with Eagle Strategies allows him to provide financial planning services and fee-based investment advice to his clients. Rick holds the FINRA Series 6, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

Through his long affiliation with New York Life Insurance Company, Rick has earned numerous company distinctions, including serving as COO of New York Life’s Advisory Board of Directors, past President of New York Life’s Agent’s Advisory Council, and Council President in 2003. Rick has consistently qualified for New York Life’s Chairman’s Council* and most recently earned this honor in 2013. Rick also is a Life and Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table*, Top of the Table, and a member of the MPI Study Group. Over his career, he has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events.

Prior to his career as a wealth advisor, Rick played professional baseball for nine years, pitching for the Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Brewers. A native of Tacoma, Washington, Rick is an alumnus of Washington State University and was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.

 

Lucas B. Austin, MBA

Lucas B. (Luke) Austin, MBA joined Austin Wealth Strategies, LLC in 2005 and represents the next generation of the family business. Luke works in partnership with his father, Rick, as a financial adviser specializing in designing wealth accumulation and distribution strategies for affluent individuals and professionals, as well as transition, succession, and protection strategies for the owners of privately-held businesses.

Luke is an Investment Adviser Representative with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. His relationship with Eagle Strategies allows him to provide financial planning services and fee-based investment advice to his clients.

Luke is a 2013 member of New York Life’s President’s Council and is a 2011 and 2012 Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.* He holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is pursuing advanced coursework in the areas of financial planning and estate planning.

Luke holds a Master of Business Administration degree with honors specializing in Investments from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in both Finance and Management from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining Austin Wealth Strategies, LLC, Luke worked as a financial analyst for Bank of America and Cisco Systems Capital Corporation.

* Chairman’s Council is an honor reflecting high levels of production at New York Life.

** MDRT is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in Life insurance sales performance.