Austin Abell is the creator and co-founder of 401kbuddy™, a web-based 401(k) education program that uses whiteboard animation videos to walk employees through the process of enrolling in their 401(k) plan. He has worked in the investment industry for five years and was a licensed wealth advisor at Glass Jacobson Financial Group prior to becoming our director of marketing and technology in 2017.
Prior to his Glass Jacobson employment, Austin worked at one of the largest financial services companies in the world in their high net worth department and assisted the investors who had more than $1 million in assets. He has had over 10,000 conversations with investors and was able to refine his ability to take complicated financial topics and explain them in a way that everyone could understand. Prior to that, in 2011, Austin and his brother Luke co-founded a web development company. They also developed their own education sites that taught users how to accomplish tasks associated with technology. Their education sites have attracted over 5 million users and 23 million page views.
Now, as our director of marketing and technology, Austin is using technology to build a scalable framework to deliver high-quality content to existing and prospective clients.
Austin loves spending time with his wife Kristy and their two daughters Adilynn and Norah. They live in Baltimore and are members of Baltimore Bible Church. Austin also enjoys relaxing with a cup of coffee and reading good books. Some of his favorite books are The Bible, Getting Things Done, Mere Christianity and anything else by C.S. Lewis, The Lord of The Rings, and The Autobiography of George Muller.