Brian Payne2019-11-07T12:06:53-08:00

With 15 years of experience, Brian’s background runs both deep and wide, spanning software and solutions architecture, technical strategy, application development, digital marketing and running his own software consulting firm. Although his credentials might depict him as the classic technologist archetype, they really just belie the softer side of his digital perspective: that customer experience, authentic personal connection, and delight are paramount. He applies this philosophy to everything he does, whether shaping client strategy, facilitating large-scale content management implementations, heading up software initiatives, or leading his department. And lest you think his “personal connection is good strategy” stance is only trotted out in sales pitches, consider this: He remains fiercely loyal to a more expensive and less convenient dry cleaner simply because the owner greets him by name every single time he comes in. Brian truly believes that genuine human experiences matter, in digital as in real life.

When he’s not overseeing the agency’s corps of developers or picking up his dry cleaning, you might find him skiing, surfing, or paddle boarding someplace exotic. An avid traveler, he’s lived or worked in such far-flung locales as India, Chile and Norway, but for now calls Portland home with his wife and son.