Richard Payne

Founder & Senior VP of Finance & Security

Richard H. Payne is a certified enterprise-level project manager with Navy Nuclear Power and Naval Aviation experience. He has extensive metrics and requirements determination experience in information technology-intensive big data environments. Richard is proficient with analytical metrics, requirements and policy determination, business intelligence reporting platforms, behavioral and financial modeling, formal project/risk management tools, and strategic planning and communications. He has experience implementing enterprise-level data environments and business intelligence analytics across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Richard enlisted in the Navy in 1986 and completed Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL. He was a nuclear power plant operator trained at the Naval Nuclear Power Prototype Training Unit in Ballston Spa, NY.

Richard earned an NROTC scholarship and attended the University of Wisconsin earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer with a career path in Naval Aviation. He completed training for the Maritime Patrol Aircraft community, attending various aviation training commands.

Richard was a mission commander and led Western Pacific and the Middle East deployed Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircrews on missions conducting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Anti-Submarine Warfare; Command and Control; and Counter-Piracy and Mine Warfare, completing more than 3,600 flight hours.

Richard was also an aircraft carrier flight deck officer on the USS John F. Kennedy responsible for 250 personnel. He supervised the safe launch and recovery of over 10,000 aircraft in combat operations shortly after 9/11 and qualified as an assistant air boss.

Assigned to Washington, D.C., Richard completed his Master of Business Administration in Project Management from the University of Mary Washington. He served as a manpower and personnel budget analyst for the Chief of Naval Personnel. Richard coordinated strategic personnel planning and communications for Congressional testimony and for the Chief of Naval Operations.

In 2014, he co-founded TI Verbatim Consulting and serves as its Senior VP.