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Gary Payne

Partner, Executive & Team Coach


Gary Payne, a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Austin, TX office, is an accomplished Executive Leadership Coach, fully credentialed with the International Coach Federation. He leads the firm’s Systemic Executive Leadership Team Coaching Practice in the U.S.  With his extensive experience as a first-time CEO, long-standing P&L leader, and executive search consultant, Gary brings valuable insights to his clients. His expertise lies in coaching senior executives, particularly those in the C-Suite and high-potential leaders, across industries including Cleantech, Renewables, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Technology, Financial Services, Not-for-Profit, Industrial, and Professional Services.

A defining point in Gary's career was his six-year tenure as the CEO of a Private Equity-backed Industrial Services company, where he tripled the EBITDA of the business organically before its exit in 2008. This firsthand experience as a CEO enables him to empathize with the pressures of the C-Suite, the dynamics of company strategy, what it’s like to report to a Board, and the art of effectively managing the stressors inherent in executive roles.


Direct line: 713-562-1796

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