Co-Founder & Senior Advisor
C. Jason Payne is a founder of Mainsail Partners. Jason is an active advisor to Mainsail CEOs through his role as a board member for Mainsail’s portfolio companies.
Earlier in his career, Jason co-founded a venture-backed software company and held a variety of roles with American Dental Partners, a dental practice management company now owned by JLL Partners after a 2012 take-private. During his tenure with ADPI, Jason helped grow the business from start-up to over $130 million in revenues and through its 1998 IPO. Jason began his career with Summit Partners, a leading global private equity and venture firm.
Jason received an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University.
Outside of Mainsail…
Snow or sun, you can often find Jason enjoying Lake Tahoe with his wife, daughters and their yellow labrador. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking and taking the girls paddle boarding. In 2010, Jason teamed with Gavin Turner and John Griscavage to start the Madrone Foundation, a private foundation with the goal of assisting the financially challenged to pay for healthcare and education expenses.
FieldRoutes (acquired by ServiceTitan)
PlayMaker Health (acquired by Trella Health)
Forensic Logic (acquired by ShotSpotter)
Aspire (acquired ServiceTitan)
Ncontracts (acquired by Gryphon Investors)
Zen Planner (acquired by Daxko)
Steelwedge (acquired by E2open)
Netchemia (acquired by PeopleAdmin)
PayLease (acquired by Vista Equity Partners)
Novus Biologicals (acquired by Bio-Techne)
eSecuritel (acquired by BrightStar Corporation)
FusionGeo (acquired by Sigma3)
Cash Management Solutions (acquired by River Associates)
From: Placerville, CA
Lives in: Mill Valley, CA
Supports: Stanford Cardinal and Golden State Warriors