In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Austin leads the strategic vision, growth and development of HPM – one of the top 25 program management firms in the US (as ranked by Engineering News Record magazine). Ryan has helped grow HPM into a 150-person company who manages more than $1 billion in facilities during planning, design and construction for clients located throughout the country.
Originally from Oxford, Alabama, Ryan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Auburn University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Construction Auditor.
Ryan began his career at Ernst and Young before joining Hoar Construction in 2004. Ryan was promoted to the role of Vice President, Accounting and Controller, before taking over as Chief Financial Officer for HPM in 2015.
Ryan serves on the boards for Associated Builders and Contractors, Cornerstone School, and Ingram State. Ryan was selected as part of the 2020-2021 class of Leadership Alabama. He lives in Hoover, Alabama with his wife, Keri, and their four children.