James Battista joined Mozaic, LLC in 2017. In addition to managing client relationships, his responsibilities include portfolio construction, modeling, manager due diligence, and sourcing new investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Mozaic, James was the Vice President of Finance at Buckhorn Resources, a private equity firm that specializes in acquiring royalties from oil and gas producing properties. At Buckhorn, James performed due diligence on potential acquisition targets, sourced new investment opportunities and managed all financial and accounting back-office support. Prior to Buckhorn, James worked at Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas where he managed acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas producing properties in the Deep-Water Gulf of Mexico, Texas and California.
James earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Jones School at Rice University, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
Prior to business school, James served as a Navy SEAL officer for ten years, deploying five times to various locations around the globe.
In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with family and exercise. James also serves on the Board of Directors for NextOp Vets, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans find employment after service.