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BayFirst Announces Thomas Payne as First VP & GM; Kevin Gooch Quoted

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Jeff Brody

BayFirst Solutions announced on Wednesday that Thomas Payne, formerly of BAE Systems, will serve as the company’s first vice president and general manger to ensure quality delivery and sound business management across all contracts. 

“We are excited to welcome Tom to our team and are confident that his global business experience and service in both the public and private sectors will complement BayFirst’s growth trajectory,” said Kevin Gooch, BayFirst’s CEO. “We strive to find the best people to support our clients, and Tom brings to this role the strategic perspective and the reputation for professional excellence that align seamlessly with our core values and vision.”

Prior to his new role with BayFirst, Payne served BAE Systems in a range of operational roles for 14 years. He held roles as a program manager, program director, and director. In addition, he served as vice president of Business Development for the Global Analysis Business area for BAE Systems. 

Payne retired from the U.S. Army National Guard after serving as an intelligence officer. Payne graduated from Marywood University and has also studied at INSEAD, a global graduate business school based in the European Union.

About BayFirst Solutions 

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Washington, DC, BayFirst has an award-winning history supporting our clients’ missions with innovative solutions and exceptional service. Our specialists in science, IT, engineering, and project management bring disciplined leadership, technical expertise, operational knowledge, and seasoned judgment to every project.

BayFirst Solutions has a hard-earned reputation for unwavering integrity and the highest standards of professional conduct. Our foundational commitment is at the heart of everything we do on behalf of our clients. It guides how we work as a team and governs how we conduct our business.

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