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Bill Battison

Managing Director
bill.battison@focusbankers.com

Highlights

Internet Startups and Turnaround Experience

Highlights

Acquired NBC Radio from GE

Highlights

Led Conversion of Network Radio to Satellite

Highlights

Tech Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Industry Expertise

Distribution

Industry Expertise

Electronics

Industry Expertise

Financial Services

Industry Expertise

Food & Beverage

Industry Expertise

AeroSpace & Defense

Industry Expertise

Information Technology

Industry Expertise

Manufacturing

Industry Expertise

Paper and Packaging

Industry Expertise

Media & Entertainment

Mr. Battison, a FOCUS Managing Director has more than 30 years of operational and transactional experience in finance, marketing, operations, and technology.

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Battison co-founded Angeles Capital Group, a FINRA licensed investment bank. He was President and CEO of two Internet companies: RXN Radio, a startup in the interactive radio and telematics arena, and BuyItNow, Inc., a $90+ million revenue e-commerce venture.

Previously, he was EVP of Valence Technologies (VLNC), a developer of high tech energy solutions and EVP and COO of Iwerks Entertainment (IWRK), where he was responsible for strategic alliances and acquisitions. He spent 9 years as President and CFO of Westwood One, Inc. (WWON), the largest radio network in the US at the time, and was also President and CEO of the NBC Radio Networks. Mr. Battison was with ABC in New York for 5 years as SVP Finance and was responsible for leading the conversion of the radio network industry to satellite distribution. Prior to ABC, he was a Management Consultant in the Technology Management Group of Booz Allen & Hamilton, working in New York and London.

Bill has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Darden Graduate Business School, University of Virginia. He is currently on the board of several private and public companies in the technology, entertainment and healthcare fields. He is a director emeritus of the Pasadena Angels, an investment group.

Contact Information

Bill Battison
Managing Director

355 S. Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

Office: 213-943-1395
Fax: 213-943-1397
Mobile: 818-516 2277
bill.battison@focusbankers.com
Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction: Los Angeles, California