When Austin Walton founded Walton Sports Management Group, a full-service sports management firm in 2009; he did so with the goal of creating a boutique management and marketing business where professional athletes could expect a level of representation and service unparalleled in the industry.
As President and CEO of WSMG, Austin oversees every aspect of the business, including recruiting and strategic brand development of all clients.
Austin started WSMG with the intention of it maturing into an aggressive, highly-respected sports management firm that is committed to helping its athletes realize the maximum potential of their careers. Through a long-term, strategic approach to marketing and careful management of brand identity, Austin seeks to maximize clients’ earning potential and career longevity. WSMG takes a ‘hands-on’, proactive approach to representation that ensures the highest degree of professional attention and personal service. Austin has assembled a knowledgeable staff, ensuring that each client receives unmatched personal attention and guidance.
Austin graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in marketing. He earned a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University, and received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.
Austin is from Newport News, Virginia, but he and his family currently reside in Houston, Texas.