Alexander K. Aust, M.S., M.B.A, Founder
Alex has spent the majority of his career working in various roles related to the manufacture of complex parenteral drug products, with a focus on drug delivery systems (DDS). The majority of this time has been spent focusing on polymers and lipid-based nanocarriers (e.g., lipid nanoparticles (LNPs), liposomes, suspensions, emulsions, exosomes, PEG, inorganic nanoparticles, etc.) to encapsulate mRNA, small molecules, large molecules, and other oligonucleotides.
Alex earned his M.B.A from Ball State University with a concentration on Manufacturing and Production Management. Previous to this, he obtained an M.S. from Purdue University while studying Molecular and Cellular Biology; his undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Southern Indiana; where he majored in Biology and minored in History.
Alex’s experience includes executing dozens of technology transfers at various stages of the product lifecycle, from Pre-Clinical through Commercial. He has been in roles that include working in and with various CDMOs, CROs, Big Pharma, and startups to perform different functions, such as: CMC Consulting, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory, Validation Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Development, Project Management, Construction, and Commercial Development.
Aust Business Solutions was founded in 2019 and has a global presence. AUST partners with start-ups, virtual businesses and big pharma to complete projects and bring products to market.
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Haley A. Aust, P.H.R, Founder
Haley is an award-winning Human Resources Strategist with extensive knowledge and experience in People Operations, Culture and Engagement and Employment Law. She is a mindful, adaptive, "roll up the sleeves" leader who works closely with teams to both impact and shape their workplace into purpose-driven organizations. She confidently translates each client’s business plan into strategic HR initiatives, driving their ability to attract, engage and retain a high-performing workforce.
She received her Bachelor of Science in the field of Health Care Administration from Indiana University. Haley later received her certification as a Professional in Human Resources. Her time has been spent honing her expertise in various industries, such as: health care, tech, law, and asset management.
Haley intentionally challenges the status quo through collaborating with key leaders to identify trends and drive transformational change. As a high-level individual contributor and mindful leader, Haley enjoys helping small to mid-sized companies build cultures of accountability and engagement.