Jackson Payne

Senior Advisor

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions

Phone: 864-626-6076

Greenville, SC
Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
105 E North St, Suite 201
Greenville, SC 29601

Jackson spent the first 28 years of his life chasing his basketball dreams. After playing at The George Washington University and Christian Brothers University, he was a coach at the college level for six years. The competitiveness, leadership, and work ethic he learned in athletics have been differentiators for him in the business world as well.

After getting married, Jackson got into business with his father and brother at Rio Bravo Oilfield Services, where he quickly became CFO. This birthed a love for small business, as he developed the financial department from the ground up, sat on the Board of Directors, and touched every facet of the company. He went back to business school, receiving an Executive MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in 2015.

After an exit event at Rio Bravo, he worked for a few years at a boutique investment bank, mainly focusing on due diligence of small businesses that were M&A targets. In 2018, Jackson moved his wife, a native Carolinian, back home and founded Wolcott Consulting, a fractional CFO and Exit planning firm.

With over 15 years of experience as a small business CFO as well as business owner, Jackson’s passion is serving entrepreneurs. He understands intimately what it’s like to sit in their seat, both from a professional and personal standpoint. And his goal is to help use this experience to help them achieve their goals.