Payton is a Partner at Hoxton Ventures. Prior to joining Hoxton, he was the General Manager of UK Devices & Services for Google overseeing sales and operations for product areas such as Pixel, Pixelbook, Nest and more. Previously, Payton led Global Sales Operations at Nest Labs helping the company scale to more than 20 countries before taking over as GM of their EMEA business.
Prior to Nest, Payton held various leadership positions in Sales, Strategy and Operations within Google’s core Ads business and prior to Google Payton was with Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice.
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 in Finance from London Business School while also studying at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Outside of work Payton serves on the International Alumni Council of London Business School.