Barry Payne

Indigenous Advisor, eQuopreneur

A proud member of Hiawatha First Nation, Barry's first start-up venture Adirondack Technologies Furniture Inc. was created in the basement of his home on his First Nation near Peterborough, Ontario, and grew to be nationally recognized organization with sales in excess of $20 million annually.
Barry went onto launch Adirondack Information Management, providing IT, Engineering, Professional and Administrative Personnel to private and public sectors across Canada, as well as OnNation, a leading national provider of tech and cyber security solutions and digital transformation platforms, for business, government, and First Nations.
Featured in the Globe and Mail’s “Report on Business” in October 2007 and in the 2013 RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report, Barry was selected as the 1st non-American minority business owner to attend the prestigious U.S. National Minority Supplier Development Council, Advanced Management Education Program, at Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University) in Chicago. Barry personally mandates that all his ventures are to employ aboriginal people whenever/wherever they can.