Kenneth C. Austin

Managing Investment Director


Joined Mott in 2012

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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Columbia Center
201 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 900
Troy, Mich. 48084


Ken Austin is a managing investment director who focuses on hedge funds, private credit and asset allocation, while also supporting Mott’s overall portfolio management activities. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration while majoring in finance and Asian studies. While enrolled at WMU, Austin studied for a year at Nanjing University in China. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

A Michigan native, Austin came to the Foundation in 2012 from Indus Capital Partners in New York City, where he worked as an investment analyst. He previously served as a financial analyst at Capital One Financial and as an investment analyst at Millgate Capital, where he became a partner.

Austin is married, has three children and loves traveling, barbequing, reading and basketball.