Austin COle, Project Manager, Opportunity Alliances
Austin Cole is a Program Manager on the Opportunity Alliances team, where he is engaged on projects to further strategy and business development. This work is primarily focused on fostering and enhancing partnerships that will advance Opportunity@Work's mission, as well as promoting the organization's thought leadership in the workforce space.
Austin has spent the last 2.5 years at Bain & Company, where he has worked as a consultant with clients on various strategic projects ranging from customer sales strategy and effectiveness, operational efficiency improvement, merger integration, and investment due diligence. He has also been significantly involved in initiatives concerning diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Prior to Bain, Austin was a Fulbright Scholar in Medellin, Colombia, where he lived for a year and conducted an independent research project on social inclusion through small business development programs and policies.
In general, Austin is motivated to improve equity and justice in his communities and beyond, both at a systemic and personal level. He also loves to travel, cook, and write in his free time.