C. Austin Choate

C. Austin Choate

Senior Manager of Growth & Development -- Venture Best
620 Congress Avenue
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701


Austin serves as Senior Manager of Growth & Development for Venture Best. He provides guidance and support to the Venture Best team, and assists clients with strategic growth issues including distribution, sales channels, brand strategy, capital raising, and hiring.

He is a serial entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising, and sales. Austin leverages his experience in product development, pricing, placement, and differentiation strategies, integration of online and traditional media, brand design and creation, and effective sales strategies to help clients achieve tangible ROI.

Prior to joining Venture Best, Austin was the National Director of Sales and Marketing for global water solutions company Rotoplas. Under his leadership, Rotoplas successfully sold its U.S. Division following rapid growth in the market. Previously, he worked with start-up Great Bean Chocolate and led the company through financings and exit. Austin was also Participating Co-founder of SKU, the nation’s leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) accelerator. He has worked with dozens of companies in the food and beverage, light manufacturing, and consumer products spaces to support their rapid sales expansion.

Did you know...

Austin is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and he has a dog named Rocko – named not after Rocky Balboa, but after the Hawaiian shirt-wearing wallaby in the cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life.

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