With over two decades of practical expertise in the dynamic realm of advertising and media, Austin Leonard stands as a distinguished media consultant renowned for his strategic acumen and innovative approaches. Austin has navigated the intricate landscapes of retail media, programmatic advertising, and media strategy across 4 retailers.
As a media consultant, Austin's proficiency extends beyond his leadership roles. He possesses a unique ability to dissect complex industry challenges, driving product innovation, and executing strategies that deliver tangible results. His expertise encompasses retail media, programmatic advertising, media strategy, and execution, coupled with a keen understanding of organizational culture development.
Austin is not just a practitioner but a thought leader, frequently invited to share his insights at industry conferences, podcasts, and publications. His dedication to being a people-first servant leader sets him apart, ensuring his teams thrive, obstacles are removed, and resources are provided for success. As a media consultant, Austin offers a comprehensive skill set, from sales leadership and strategy to recruiting, public speaking, and team building. Clients benefit from his holistic approach that blends deep industry knowledge with a commitment to cultivating high-performing teams.
Austin's educational background includes an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Recognized for his contributions, he received the 2023 Path to Purchase Retail Media Award and actively participates in advisory boards, demonstrating his commitment to shaping the future of the media landscape.
Austin's career is marked by a trail of successful ventures, notably as the Head of Sales & Partnerships for Sam's Club Member Access Platform (MAP) at Walmart, where he played a pivotal role in the relaunch and scaling of the business. Tripling the sales team to over 100 people, he achieved remarkable revenue growth for consecutive quarters, unveiling new product innovations and strategic partnerships.
For organizations seeking a seasoned media consultant with a proven track record of success and a passion for innovation, Austin Leonard is the go-to professional who brings strategic vision and transformative leadership to every project.