Our Professionals

Austin Briggs Director - Licensing

Austin Briggs, Director at Ankura (previously Chartwell), has over 7 years of professional experience in the financial services industry with a core focus on managing, completing, and maintaining state licensing applications.

Prior to joining Chartwell, Austin served as a Licensing Supervisor for Evergreen Home Loans, where he managed the company’s state licenses. His responsibilities included managing and maintaining over 600 individual mortgage loan originator licenses, 200 branch licenses and 15 company licenses. In addition to supervising the Licensing Specialists, Austin assigned ongoing and daily tasks, provided guidance and facilitated relevant training.

Prior to Austin’s finance career, he was a General Manager at a sushi chain’s flagship store. He engineered the expansion to a secondary location, while scaling franchise operations to handle multiple storefronts and growth with different retailers. To this day, he loves sushi.

Austin received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Arizona State University.

Austin lives in Seattle, WA with his wife Jillian and little girl Ruby. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, baking bread, making coffee and going on neighborhood walks. Time permitting, he enjoys getting out into the mountains for some fresh air.