H. Roy Austin, CPA, CMA, MBA
Managing Principal, Rockwell Business Solutions, LLC
In 2007, Roy Austin founded Rockwell Business Solutions, LLC (RBS), to provide coaching, mentoring, and seminars for small businesses. His passion is helping small business owners achieve their vision and potential to advance their business to the next level.
RBS provides outsource CFO services, business coaching and development, speaking, and negotiations with partners, vendors, and banks. Clients include Crescent Investments, Inc.; Cargo Group; Cargo Transportation Services; Unisource Mortgage; Blue Diamond Pool & Spa.; Bottles Up.; Atlas Surveying.; Cornerstone Physical Therapy; Live Oak BBB; and D. J. Powers, to name a few.
Through his involvement in BNI (Business Network International) and other groups, he has worked with hundreds of small businesses. Roy is a coach, not a consultant. Consultants tell you what to do; Coaches teach you how to do!
Roy is author of The Alligator Business Solution- Small Business Competitive Advantage, released March 28, 2017. The book is a user manual for small businesses and covers all major business functions an owner must manage. Roy’s experience, education, and community service provide a wealth of information for his readers and clients. He has extensive speaking experience locally, regionally, and nationally, as well as corporate workshops and off-sites.
Coach Roy’s credentials include:
Chief Financial Officer for D.J. Powers, Inc., a third party logistics provider: 2002 to 2009.
Controller for Savannah Manufacturing, an aseptic drink manufacturer.
29 years with Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, in various accounting, sales forecasting, and market research assignments.
A. in Economics, minor in Math – Bethany College in West Virginia.
B.A. in Marketing, minor in Management – Michigan State University.
Founder and Chair (for 10 years) of the Savannah CFO/Controllers Council, which has grown to over 450 senior financial executives since its inception in 2004.
“Financial Executive of the Year” in 2004, awarded by the Florida Council region of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Active with the Savannah Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Member Global Institute of Management Accountants Small Business Financial & Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Former Board of Directors/Treasurer – Bluffton, SC, Chamber of Commerce.
Business Network International (BNI) Gold Club Member.
Member Savannah Small Business Chamber of Commerce.
Founder of Libraries For Kids, Int’l a nonprofit supplying books to rural schools in Kenya and other countries that don’t have access to the internet.
Prior extensive volunteer work with the Tennessee Department of Corrections & CASA. John R. Hay House named a building in his honor – “Roy Austin Day Reporting Center.”
Vietnam Veteran – 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Army Commendation Medals.