As the chief financial officer (CFO) of GHX, Chris Batson is responsible for directing the company’s fiscal functions. He also provides strategic leadership by working with the executive management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Batson is committed to maximizing long-term value for customers and equity holders and fostering growth initiatives.
Batson brings a unique blend of experience, including extensive experience in general management, business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure management and private and public company management.
Prior to being named CFO in 2021, Batson served as the company’s Vice-President, Finance and Accounting. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury, Tax, Audit, Financial Reporting and Controllership functions. Before joining GHX, Batson held a variety of C-suite and senior business and finance leadership functions at organizations such as ACS Group, Ciber Inc., TeleTech Holdings and NCR Corporation.
Batson holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.