Payton is a Partner at Hoxton Ventures. Prior to joining Hoxton, he was the GM of Google UK Devices & Services overseeing business areas such as Pixel and Nest. Prior to that, Payton led Google Hardware's global industry partnerships and was GM of Nest Labs EMEA. While also at Nest, he built their Global Sales Operations team leading expansion across North America, Europe and Australia.

Prior to Nest, Payton held various leadership positions across Google, including oversight of their Financial Services ads business through the financial crisis to become their highest growth division. While at Google he was recognized with both their Great Manager Award and Robin Hutto Memorial Leadership Award. Prior to Google, Payton was with Deloitte Consulting where he worked on projects across financial services, real estate, consumer products, public sector and aerospace & defense.

Payton graduated with distinction from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Engineering and Mathematics, studied Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and completed his MBA from London Business School with a concentration in Finance while also studying abroad at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Outside of work Payton enjoys cycling, traveling and spending time with his wife, two boys and their golden retriever, Stuart. He previously served on the International Alumni Council of London Business School and was the Vanderbilt Alumni Club President.