ROBERT W. (BOBBY) BATSON
Chief Operating Officer, VertexOne
Bobby is the Chief Operating Officer of VertexOne with responsibility for strategy, delivery and operations. Bobby oversees teams in the U.S., Canada and India providing full meter-to-cash Business Processes as a Service (BPaaS) for North American Utilities, built around cloud-based core enterprise software applications.
Prior to VertexOne, Bobby was a Partner in the Information Technology Advisory practice at Ernst & Young (‘EY’) where he advised power and utility companies in the transformation of business processes through the design, build and deployment of core enterprise software systems. Prior to EY, Bobby was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Five Point Partners (‘Five Point’), a boutique consulting firm with 250 employees operating in North America, Australia and the Philippines. Five Point specialized in advisory and implementation services related to enterprise software applications for clients operating in the power and utility industry. Five Point was acquired by EY in May 2014.
Earlier in his career, Bobby served in a number of capacities including as a systems engineer for General Electric, a senior consultant with Andersen Consulting and as an investment banker with First Union Securities covering the technology industry. Bobby also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Capstone Consulting Partners, a boutique software consulting firm focused on the power and utility sector.
Bobby received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama and Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. He has been an active member of the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 1997.