Brandon Payne represents Gecko Hospitality as an Executive Recruiter for the restaurant division in the Northern Texas market. Brandon started in the restaurant business when he was just 14 and enjoyed 19 years in both Quick Service and Casual Theme concepts. During his time Brandon worked his way up the ranks in Quick Service to become a General Manager in less that 4 years. After 6 years as a General Manager Brandon took another jump to a Casual Theme concept where he spent 8 years as an assistant manager, AGM, and the last 6 years as a Director of New Store Openings with over 20 new restaurants under his belt.
Brandon has a strong work ethic and possesses a passion for learning and training. He also has a true empathy for people. He listens to both the client’s and candidate’s needs in order to find the perfect match for both. He believes in building strong relationships through integrity, great communication, and reliability. Brandon will do whatever it takes to meet and exceed the needs of his clients and candidates.
Brandon lives in Denver, Colorado and is a lifelong Broncos fan, even though they have had a couple of rough years. He enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that Colorado offers, and his favorite hobby is working on his car and motorcycle.