Austin Mitchell is the CEO of Synota and has spent his career in the energy industry. He started in academia where his research informed energy and environmental policy at state and federal levels. He has also been at the forefront of innovation at multiple energy companies, and most recently led the integration of strategy and risk at one of the US’ largest regulated public utilities.
Austin holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, and a PhD in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
When Austin is not learning everything he can about the Bitcoin ecosystem, he coaches his kids in sports and loves to travel with his wife.
-While energy grids are becoming more decentralized and digital, energy finance is stuck in the days of vertical integration and analog. The growing disconnect between the physical and financial sides sucks time, cash and resources from the industry, and distorts the true value of energy and stifles innovation. With Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, we can move money at the speed of energy. Synota's decentralized settlement platform holds the key to unlocking an abundant energy future for all.