Payton is an Associate of GP Capital focusing on evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in addition to monitoring and developing active portfolio companies. Prior to joining GP Capital, Payton worked as an Investment Banking Associate at GulfStar Group, a Houston-based middle market investment bank, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities for privately-held middle market companies. His transaction experience spans across a variety of sectors including consumer products, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, and industrial services.
Prior to GulfStar, Payton worked at Ernst & Young as a Senior Associate in their Transaction Advisory Services and Assurance groups. Payton earned a Master in Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Payton is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.