After an 8-year career in the corporate world with two fortune 500 corporations (Phillip Morris and Coca Cola USA), Autry founded his first entrepreneurial venture: Cafe Carolina & Bakery. The Autry Group built and operated 11 locations state wide and successfully exited the company in 2005.
In 2010, Autry built a sports technology venture, VSTRATOR, which created a universal platform to help athletes accelerate their performance through the use of video analysis & virtual coaching. Vstrator enjoyed multiple JV’s with pro athletes & pro teams to include tennis great Rafael Nadal, NFL standout Reggie Bush, The San Francisco Giants, & others. Other business interests include experiential marketing, angel investing through IMAF, & consulting to start ups.
Next up, Autry is merging his passion for tennis with his entrepreneurial spirit & will be building one of the largest tennis facilities on the East Coast. In conjunction with the United States Tennis Association, Autry will be launching THE next generation tennis/health & wellness facility located in the heart of the Triangle & is slated to be one of only six USTA regional training facilities in the country.
Autry & his wife Lisa have one daughter, Ava, who is a senior at Cary Academy.