Tim Austin

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Tim Austin, President

Tim Austin joined Driven Brands in 2024 as President of the U.S. car wash business, Take 5 Car Wash.


Previously, Austin was President and Chief Operating Officer of Lucid Hearing, a retail healthcare company. In that role, he helped grow the company to more than 500 locations, operating in 5 countries. Prior to his time at Lucid, Austin held several executive level roles at Sears Holdings, including as Senior Vice President of Retail Services, where he led total store operations for more than 900 locations.


Prior to Sears, Austin built his career at Walmart, where he advanced through multiple field operations roles and executive positions including Regional Vice President for the Southwest, Plains, and California regions.


Austin is a proven multi-unit leader with more than three decades of experience at some of the world’s most respected retailers. He has delivered results by focusing on people, execution, and growth.