Top Business Development Execs to Watch in 2022: BlueHalo’s James Batt – WashingtonExec
Chief Growth Officer, BlueHalo
James Batt is responsible for overall corporate growth at BlueHalo, leading business development, strategy and research and development investments to expand the company’s space, directed energy, missile defense, and cyber and intelligence capabilities through innovative services, products and solutions.
Since BlueHalo launched in 2020, he has developed hypergrowth strategies and focused business development and capture efforts on meeting mission critical needs and challenges to national security and defense. Combining the company’s breadth of innovative capabilities and products to target opportunities for transformation has led the company to year-over-year double-digit growth and major new contract awards, like the recent $1.4 billion Space Force contract to deliver premier satellite operations capability.
“Defining our key strategies and keeping all of our growth activities laser-focused on these areas has been critical to our success and momentum,” Batt said. “But the differentiating factor has really been our team and the way they have embraced and rallied around executing these strategies. We have all bought into this spirit of driving technology innovation and delivering mission transformation, and I am just honored to be a part of this team.”
With more than 30 years of industry experience successfully applying key business development strategies, including opportunity pipeline management, go-to-market strategies, and M&A integration, Batt has a history of achieving business success in the national security and defense market. He has already demonstrated early success at BlueHalo. With the company’s ability to quickly leverage private-equity capital resources, create an agile infrastructure, and apply hypergrowth strategies, Batt is set to propel BlueHalo into position as an alternative non-traditional industry prime for the foreseeable future.
“BlueHalo’s impressive double digit organic growth has not been through luck,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO of BlueHalo. “James has been critical to our drive into key growth markets, and we have been methodical and aligned in our focus and investments. Because of this, BlueHalo is building an enduring, disruptive platform capable of delivering critical technologies and services to address near-peer and asymmetric threats faced by our nation.”