Austin Miller: Forty Under 40

Congratulations to Austin Miller, founder and managing partner at IsoTalent. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Austin Miller, IsoTalent - Utah Business 2018 Forty Under 40

Austin Miller planned to take a short career detour on his way to medical school—but that detour ended up becoming his passion. Miller started off as a corporate recruiter for Workfront, then transitioned into executive HR roles for various companies before starting his own recruiting firm, IsoTalent. Miller enjoys focusing on the psychology of performance, and “improving the way a business interacts with their most important human asset.”

Human resources is so much more than just an administrative department, he says—it is a “value-added, ROI-driven” department that puts people in a position to succeed. “People perform better when they are happy; it’s a fact!” says Miller. “I could go on about the success that matters in helping businesses grow, but what matters most is the people I can help and the value I can add to a company at the same time.”

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: In addition to coaching little league teams and devoting time to the Special Olympics, Miller works with teenagers at the high school level on career counseling and behavioral profiling. He’s spoken to various high school classes about emotional and social intelligence, as well as finding a career, writing résumés and knowing how to interview well.