C. Garrett Batie is a strategic leader; lifestyle and organization development professional with 25 progressive years of leveraging leadership talent in operations, finance, and procurement; and 30 years of experience in helping individuals achieve personal goals.
Cornell is a native Detroiter who holds two undergraduate degrees in Management and Accounting from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Wayne State University.
During his tenure with the Detroit Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival in the world, he developed and implemented strategies for sustainable growth that saved the DJF tens of thousands of dollars annually.
His ability to understand company missions, identify key stakeholders, navigate through silos, and deliver results gained him the Spirit of Detroit and Crain’s CFO of the Year award. Other award recognitions include State of Michigan Special Tribute and Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence.