Mr. Payne is a founding member of Centennial Holding Company, LLC and is responsible for strategic direction and overall leadership of the company. As Centennial's CEO, he oversees all operational and business functions.
Prior to Centennial, Payne held numerous executive positions with WebMD Corporation. As one of the first five employees, he was a pivotal contributor in the growth of the company to more than 9,000 employees with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. He was instrumental in WebMD raising over $3 billion in private equity and making more than thirty acquisitions.
Payne attended the University of Georgia where he majored in International Business, and throughout his career has been the recipient of numerous business and community awards and distinctions. He and his wife, Michelle, have six children.