Head of Sales - Sam’s Club Member Access Platform
As the Head of Sales for Sam’s Club Member Access Platform (MAP), Austin leads the partnership and sales team that supports advertisers, agencies, and ad tech partners. The Sam’s Club MAP Sales team is focused on building ad experiences that are additive to the member’s experience, while simultaneously accelerating growth for our partners. We do this by working closely with Sam’s Club Merchants, Marketing, and Operations to create meaningful business outcomes. Our goal is to be the partnership that adds the most value to our partners’ businesses.
With more than 20 years of advertising experience, Austin has an extensive background in traditional, digital, and retail media. After starting in radio in Atlanta, Austin made the jump to digital in 2008 with eBay. In his time there, Austin led several teams for eBay Enterprise and helped bring eBay’s first-party audience targeting programmatic platform to market. Most recently, Austin held sales leadership positions at Walmart Connect where he helped grow the media business to $1B+ for Walmart.
Austin is a proud graduate of the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business (Go Gators!), and he earned his MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
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