Bâton Global Names Matthew Mitchell CEO: Mitchell to Focus on Growth in New Markets and Innovative Services

March 19, 2024
Des Moines, IA: Bâton Global, a leading strategy and management consulting firm, announced today that co-founder Matthew Mitchell will serve as the firm’s CEO. With global business experience and a deep personal commitment to the firm and its clients, Mitchell will lead Bâton’s continued growth as the organization celebrates a decade of service to clients at home and abroad.

“As one of our founding partners, Matthew has led the company through periods of significant growth and innovation,” said Bâton’s Managing Director and Partner, Wade Britt. “Going forward, his technical background and global experience will help clients prepare for the impact of AI on their workforce and operating model.”

Bâton Global provides strategy and leadership, services to solve clients’ most complex challenges. For the last decade, the company has grown to serve Fortune 500 insurance and financial services companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, both in Iowa and globally. Mitchell expressed pride in the company’s contributions to Central Iowa, citing projects like the Capital Crossroads Roadmap, Envision Iowa, and the award-winning DSM Forward Playbooks. He emphasized the “company’s enduring commitment to leverage global expertise to serve this place we call home.”

“As we celebrate our upcoming tenth anniversary, I’m proud to reflect not only on the great work we’ve done but also how we’ve done it.” said Dr. Jeff Kappen, fellow founding partner. “We know businesses are being asked to step up to play a bigger role in society – with Matthew’s leadership we are well-positioned to continue helping organizations live out their core purpose and create value for their communities.”

Dr. Mitchell holds degrees in physics and math as well as an MBA from Rollins College. He earned his PhD in International Business from the University of South Carolina – the world’s leading program in international business. Matthew proudly serves as a faculty member at Drake University’s Zimpleman College of Business where he teaches strategy and international business.  Matthew and his wife, Betsy, live in Des Moines with their three children.

About Bâton Global

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