Everyone has a story—helping founders get to the heart of theirs is what I love doing best.
Shannon Austin is Chief Communications Officer for Quona, leading the firm's global communications and brand management efforts.
Her experience with fintech runs deep and global. Over the last few years, Shannon has advised more than 100 fintech startups on marketing and communications, both in the U.S. and in emerging markets including India and Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Most recently, she was a Partner at San Francisco-based Financial Venture Studio (now Restive Ventures), a seed-stage venture firm investing in U.S. fintech startups, where she remains a GP. She previously served as Managing Director for the JPMorgan Chase-endowed $30 million Financial Solutions Lab fintech accelerator at nonprofit CFSI (now the Financial Health Network) and has also advised many of Catalyst Fund's early-stage companies.
Prior to her work at the Financial Solutions Lab, she lived in Germany and managed Global Brand for a consumer tech company in the Apple space. Earlier in her career, she held roles in advertising and journalism.
Today she lives with her family outside of Washington, D.C., and has two very good dogs.