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Joe Payne is the founder of Integra Search Inc. serving high growth technology companies, helping them find, attract, and hire top talent for Director, VP, and C-level positions. Joe has extensive experience in recruiting and management for entrepreneurial technology and service companies. His career includes an impressive span of 25+ years recruiting professionals for a variety of organizations.

From 2013 to 2016, Joe was also a Managing Partner for AI Partners, a joint venture with Aquinas Search, another Atlanta-based executive search firm. AI Partners performed similar search work focused on growing technology companies.

Prior to founding Integra Search in 2001, Joe was a Partner at another executive search firm. Joe’s specialty practice, leading searches for VP and C-level positions, was critical in placing key executives for portfolio companies of Austin Ventures.

Joe also served as Director of Professional Services for Resumix, managing their technical consulting organization. Joe has a unique perspective for high growth companies from seven years with Management Science America where his career included sales, marketing, and development of enterprise software.

An Atlanta native, Joe earned his BS in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University. In addition to his professional life, Joe serves on the board of Harvest107, a non-profit committed to preventing hunger and malnutrition in developing countries around the globe.