John Payne

John M. Payne

Strategic Advisor

Mr. John M. Payne has been the Managing Director of Concentrate, LLC, a consulting and turnaround company, since 2002 where he served as Executive Chairman, interim CEO, turnaround management and a member of the board of directors for multiple private companies in internet software and cybersecurity, resulting in sales to large public and private technology companies. He also serves as Executive Chairman of GIGXR, Inc., an early stage extended reality medical training business serving medical and nursing schools, hospitals, higher education and the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Payne has significant public company executive experience as the former CEO of two public Internet software companies, (STMP), where he also served as Chairman, and Day Software (SW: DAYN). While at Stamps, he led the development of its operating business and its $65 million IPO and a $365 million secondary offering co-managed by Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. He has extensive experience in assisting strategic redirection to build, turnaround or consolidate enterprise and consumer Internet software and SaaS companies, where he has over 20 years of experience assisting Venture Capital and Private Equity investors when assets are troubled or underperforming. He served as Chairman and CEO of SimpleAir, Inc., a technology licensing company, from 2004 to 2020. Mr. Payne is an Inventor who has been awarded more than 20 patents by the USPTO covering Internet, cybersecurity and digital mail plus wireless technologies which are widely licensed across the smartphone industry. Mr. Payne holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Irvine.