BayFirst welcomes Thomas Payne as Vice President and General Manager
Washington, D.C. — BayFirst Solutions CEO Kevin Gooch announced the hiring of Thomas Payne, an experienced global business leader with more than 20 years service in the U.S. Army National Guard. Payne will serve as BayFirst’s vice president and general manager with responsibility to ensure quality delivery and sound business management across all contracts.
“We are excited to welcome Tom to our team and are confident that his global business experience and service in both the public and private sectors will complement BayFirst’s growth trajectory,” Gooch said. “We strive to find the best people to support our clients, and Tom brings to this role the strategic perspective and the reputation for professional excellence that align seamlessly with our core values and vision.”
Prior to joining BayFirst, Tom spent 14 years with BAE Systems where he served in a variety of operational roles to include program manager, program director, and director. Additionally, he served as vice president of business development for the global analysis business area. Tom recently retired from the U.S. Army National Guard, where he served as an intelligence officer.
He is a graduate of Marywood University and has done additional studies at INSEAD, a global graduate business school based in the European Union.