Technology >> CEO Interviews >> July 24, 2000

John Payne – Inc (stmp)

JOHN M. PAYNE is President and CEO of Inc. Prior to joining, Mr. Payne served for four years as President and CEO of AirMedia, Inc., a wireless communications software and services provider. With AirMedia, he directed the creation of strategic business relationships with more than 70 leading Internet and PC enterprises. Earlier in his career, Mr. Payne was also the founding CEO of Fingertip Technologies, Inc., as well as the co-founder of two specialty software firms. Mr. Payne is a regular speaker at software and Internet trade shows and industry conferences, including COMDEX, Internet World, Red Herring, and Upside. Mr. Payne holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to his (somewhat accidental) career in the software industry, he was a Wilderness Ranger for the US Forest Service. Profile
TWST: Can we begin with an overview and profile of

Mr. Payne: Stamps got its start originally providing a new form of

Internet postage through the U.S. Postal Service. We actually