James Battista joined Mozaic, LLC in 2017. In addition to managing client relationships, his responsibilities include portfolio construction and management, manager due diligence, sourcing new investment opportunities, real estate and corporate advisory.
James most recently served as the Vice President of Finance at Buckhorn Resources, a private equity firm that specializes in acquiring royalties in oil and gas producing properties. 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 staying fit. James also serves on the West Los Angeles VA Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, and as the Chair of the Budget and Finance committee for the Hollywood Post 43 American Legion.