Christian Payne has a background in investment banking and worked for Citibank, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, Inc. and Cruttenden Roth, where he completed mergers and acquisitions, and public and private debt and equity offerings. He also served as Vice President and CFO of ACLN Ltd, an international logistics company. In 2000, Christian co-founded Catalyst Business Systems, a provider of technology, strategic advisory and outsourcing services. Catalyst merged with Kellogg & Andelson, and in April 2003 he became President and CEO of K&A.
Christian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, with a minor in French and German.