NEW YORK, NY, OCT 06, 2014 —(Marketwired) – Brock Capital Group LLC is pleased to announce that Susan Davenport Austin has joined the firm as a senior managing director focusing on strategic and corporate advisory services. Ms. Austin continues to serve as Vice Chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned board member, senior broadcasting executive, and corporate finance expert.
Ms. Austin currently serves on boards of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) (Chairman), the Prudential Variable Annuities Funds, Hubbard Radio, LLC, and the MacDowell Colony (President). Ms. Austin joined Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation (“SBC”) in 2002 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Treasurer, and added the title of President of the Sheridan Gospel Network in 2004. In 2007, she was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and later to Vice Chairman in 2013.
Prior to joining SBC, Ms. Austin spent 10 years in investment banking, specializing in telecommunications and media finance. She was a Vice President in the Communications, Media and Entertainment group at Goldman Sachs &Co., where she also managed the execution of financing and M&A transactions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she worked for Bear, Stearns & Co. and Salomon Brothers Inc. on multiple financing and M&A assignments collectively worth over $12 billion. She began her career as a Financial Analyst with Citicorp in 1989. Ms. Austin received an AB in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1989 and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1993.
“We are delighted that Susan is joining the Firm and look forward to her many contributions in driving the growth of our Advisory practice,” said Charles Brock, Chairman and CEO.