George Batsakis, as Chief Executive Officer of Groundswell/Washington Harbour Federal IT, leads strategic focus and direction, including day-to-day operations. With over 25 years of experience in large-scale government systems development, George possesses extensive expertise in supporting lifecycle management across multiple agencies and technology platforms. As an experienced business executive and a U.S. Army veteran, George is commited to fulfilling Groundswell’s mission to bring seismic change to the federal sector.
Before joining Groundswell, formerly CollabraLink Technologies, Inc., George worked in Operations at Electronic Data Systems and Northrop Grumman. He also headed the National Security Group at SRA International, Inc. Later, George served as the Chief Growth Officer at CSRA and as the Defense and Intelligence Portfolio Lead at Accenture. George worked at the 1901 Group as a Partner and Executive before transitioning to CollabraLink, now a Groundswell company, as CEO.
After graduating from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich., where he studied political science and history, Batsakis atended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army and in various command and staff positions at the Company and Field grades in the U.S. Army National Guard. He holds a master’s degree in business from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., with specialization in operations research and systems analysis, as well as program management certification in acquisition management from the Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va. He also has attended executive education programs at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.