Jeff Batton, VP of Finance & Operations
Mr. Batton is a serial entrepreneur who has served as a founder and/or growth-stage executive for many businesses and investment funds. He has over twenty years of proven success in creating enterprise value and multitasking across a diverse set of executive-level roles.
Jeff's experience includes three years as CEO of a niche brand with manufacturing in three countries and distribution into more than 20 foreign markets. He has deep experience with a wide variety of growth capital and strategies for startups and small businesses, including time as CEO of a mezzanine lender with more than $120 million under management and several stints as a chief financial officer of fast-growth businesses. Throughout his career he has negotiated funding facilities totaling over $350 million.
Jeff has also produced significant results in corporate strategy, sales, marketing, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.
Jeff has been an active participant in the Montana startup ecosystem for over a decade and has provided strategic and financial advice to more than 50 clients in a wide range of industries during that time. Prior to relocating to Bozeman, Jeff completed nearly a decade in corporate finance and startups in the Bay Area and Chicago.
Throughout his career Jeff has led business-side efforts for a diverse set of projects funded by NSF, DoD, NIH, and DoE.