CEO, FEM inc.
Rachel Payne started FEM inc. when she realized that there was an enormous opportunity for advancing AI in Technology and Entertainment. She leads strategic partnerships, business development, investor relations, IP management and all personnel matters. She co-leads Product and Research.
In her prior role as Principal, Global Strategic Alliances at Google, she worked with top executives across the company to develop comprehensive strategies for their largest global media and technology partners, including Sony, Disney, NewsCorp and Time Warner. Rachel served externally as the global point of contact for some of the company’s most important relationships, including Sony. It was in this capacity that she was able to identify a unique opportunity in the entertainment ecosystem to serve to meet a diverse set of user needs for better entertainment experiences. She originally joined Google as a Senior Program Officer on the founding team of Google.org, working closely with the Google founders, C-level executives and board of directors. She later led Google’s international business operations in emerging markets on regional management teams where she helped local teams in developing and emerging markets launch core Google products (Google Maps, Search, Gmail, YouTube in Africa), Android (Latin America) and created Google's first mobile development lab (Africa). She has a BA from Smith College and MBA from Stanford University.