Thomas Payne

Vice President and General Manager

At BayFirst, Tom leads client delivery and has profit/loss responsibility across core business areas to include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, as well as the Intelligence Community.  Tom leads BayFirst’s Quarterly Business Review team ensuring quality delivery and sound business management across all contracts.  He is also responsible for coordination across capability areas and service offerings.

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 the Vice President of Business Development for the Global Analysis business area.  Tom recently retired with over 20 years of service in the Army National Guard.

He is a graduate of Marywood University and has done additional studies at INSEAD, a global graduate business school based in the European Union.