George Batsakis is an accomplished senior industry leader with extensive executive-level P&L expertise and growth-oriented general management abilities. He has held executive roles at companies such as EDS, Northrop Grumman, SRA/CSRA/General Dynamics Information Technology and most recently Accenture Federal Services.
He boasts over two and a half decades of government-related systems development and life cycle management expertise across large programs, diverse project portfolios, and multiple agency environments. He is dedicated to ushering seismic change into the federal sector.
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George Batsakis is the CEO of Groundswell, formerly CollabraLink Technologies, and brings with him over two decades of expertise in government systems development. Additionally, he was previously executive vice president and chief strategy officer at 1901 Group.
George Batsakis has been an industry leader in technology, national security and government for over two decades. He has held senior executive positions at EDS, Northrop Grumman, SRA International, CSRA and Accenture Federal Services; most recently serving as Defense Portfolio Lead for Accenture.
Prior to his current position, he served as director of defense operations at SRA and was accountable for new business acquisition and contract execution across defense, intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement sectors. Additionally, he directed Northrop Grumman’s Defense Operating Unit.
He currently serves as CEO of Groundswell, formerly CollabraLink Technologies. With over two decades of government systems development expertise under his belt, he brings an invaluable perspective to this position.
Achievements and Honors
George Batsakis has over two decades of government systems development expertise. He brings to 1901 Group an intimate knowledge of the intricate mission-critical requirements that face Department of Defense, intelligence community and civilian agency environments.
On Tuesday, Reston-based 1901 Group LLC named Batsakis executive vice president and chief strategy officer. In this role, he will oversee all company strategy planning, development, executive management, operations, new business development activities and emerging technology partnerships.
He is an Army veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Hillsdale College in Michigan as well as a master’s in business from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, he holds program management certification from the Defense Systems Management College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Prior to this role, he worked at Accenture Federal Services as their defense and intelligence portfolio lead.
George Batsakis is an executive with more than two decades of government systems development experience and an in-depth knowledge of the DoD, intelligence community and civilian agency environments. Additionally, he possesses in-depth expertise on life cycle management of large-scale information technology programs.
He has held senior executive positions with companies such as Electronic Data Systems, Northrop Grumman and SRA International. In these capacities he was accountable for new business acquisition and contract execution in the defense, intelligence and homeland security sectors.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Hillsdale College, Michigan, as well as a Master of Science in business from the Carey School of Business at John Hopkins University with specializations in operations research and systems analysis. Prior to that he served as an infantry officer for the U.S. Army and held various command and staff positions at both Company and Field grades.
George Batsakis is a highly-regarded senior industry leader with extensive operational and financial experience, the ability to identify and implement new technology platforms, as well as expertise in large scale systems development. He has held executive roles at several leading IT companies such as EDS, Northrop Grumman, SRA International and Accenture Federal Services; most recently serving as CEO of Groundswell (formerly CollabraLink Technologies).
He is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million. He has been involved in multiple notable business deals, and recently acquired Telesto Group for $45 million with partner Jerad Speigel. Additionally, they are working with private equity firm Washington Harbour Partners on the acquisition of Collabralink; this move is expected to further increase his wealth.