Brian Payne is a business and community leader with over 20 years’ experience in domestic and global supply chains, trade and government relations, change management and manufacturing, primarily in the food sector. After graduating from the University of Windsor, Brian began his career in the international trade arena, catering to automotive and heavy manufacturing companies like General Motors, John Deere, and NaviStar. In 1996, he left for Dallas, TX where worked for PepsiCo Global Restaurants, responsible for Project Management across the Pizza Hut brand. In 1999, Brian was promoted to Director, Distribution responsible for the entire YUM! / PepsiCo restaurant distribution system of 75 DC’s and 23,000 points of distribution. In 2002, he moved to Denver, CO to head up Supply Chain for a national food company in Golden, CO. In 2005, Brian moved back to Toronto, ON where he headed up the supply chain and regulatory compliance functions for Pizza Pizza Ltd. In 2012, Brian co-founded One Source Food Systems, Inc., a Toronto based sauce manufacturer where he served as CFO.
Brian is active in his community of Windsor Essex where he serves on the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare and is an external consultant for the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, specializing in supply chain and trade issues.