Aaron Steinman

I’ve lived in Austin, Texas my whole life and have loved watching this city grow. One of the things I love most about Austin is that it is an eclectic mix of people who do eclectic things. I resonate with that because I’m an economist, a musician, a financier, a researcher, and a designer. I’m passionate about creativity and problem solving, no matter what the medium might be.

After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Economics, I decided to pursue my passion for music and started a production company. It gave me the unique opportunity to create songs for commercials and indie films. I also received a Masters degree in Finance from UT, which led me to pursue a career in finance on the investment team of an Austin-based investment firm. It was exciting, but activities that made me most happy in my day-to-day were opportunities to work on projects that allowed me to exercise creativity. It was clear that I needed music, art, creativity, and problem solving in my daily life. And so, here we are. I’m excited to be a part of the AC4D program to kick start a career that sits at the intersection of strategy, creativity, art, and problem solving.

I’m your typical, native Austinite. My hobbies are almost as eclectic as the city I call home. When free time permits I love to swim, bike, go on walks, host game nights, meet new people, eat tacos, drink beer, write music, and spend time with my family. Most of all, I love to learn. I currently live in North Austin with my soon-to-be wife Candice and two kittens, Captain Crunch and Buzz Aldrin.

Recent blog posts

Cold Calling In Person, Not So Cold

Today was an interesting day. As an extrovert, I generally relish opportunities to meet new people and have interesting conversations with strangers. However, as someone who really enjoys his personal space, I am reticent to interrupt people going through their daily motions. For color, we broke into smaller groups and went around town asking commuters about Austin’s public…

A1 Day One

What a day. New beginnings; new space; new friends. Today was the first day of a new chapter for myself and a handful of bright and talented people. First-day-of-school experiences have been hit or miss for me. Generally, one can expect to sit in a room of complete strangers as everyone goes around the room to give a brief synopsis of…

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