Innovators: CEO at Zumbox, John Payne


Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes them tick? What advice do they have for tech founders? What tools do they use to get the job done? Read on to find out.

John Payne is chief executive officer at Zumbox, Inc.. Payne is an experienced technology industry chief executive officer with a track record in the mailing industry, consumer and small business Internet services, enterprise software, network and application security, Software as a Service and wireless. Before Zumbox, he served as chief executive officer of Preventsys and While at, he led the development of its operating business and its $65 million IPO and a $365 million secondary offering co-managed by Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. He also led as chief executive officer the prosecution of four portfolios of issued and pending patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Payne is a regular speaker at industry and trade conferences. He is the lead or co-inventor of multiple patents in those portfolios in Internet security, wireless messaging, mobile applications and social search....

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