LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chuck French

Chief Executive Officer

 

As Co-owner of Payne-French Associates, and CEO of G&C Development LLC, Chuck French oversees all aspects of the business and financial performance of the real estate holding companies.  He performs real estate business, financial, acquisitions, planning, and operations management functions.  He is directly responsible for the growth of the company from startup to its current position.

Prior to starting these real estate companies, Mr. French was responsible for the development and structuring of new revenue opportunities for UUNET, Inc.’s Global Wholesale Services Group, focusing on creative ways to enhance UUNET revenue and profitability through product development, partnering, and effective network implementation.  He served as the primary liaison between the wholesale channel and the Network Implementation and Operations group, chartered to ensure that new products and services are cost effectively implemented and sustained.

Mr. French was Director of Network Planning for UUNET, with primary responsibility for the planning, provisioning, implementation, activation, testing, and quality assurance for UUNET internet access networks (dial access and DSL).  In this capacity, he was directly responsible for planning and building the world’s largest and most geographically far-reaching access networks for all of UUNET.

Before UUNET, Mr. French was a Vice President of Consulting for META Group, Inc. (now part of The Gartner Group), a leading information technology research and consulting organization.  In this capacity, Mr. French was responsible for all IT and network outsourcing consulting services, delivering strategic consulting to senior executives on both the buying and selling sides of the IT outsourcing marketplace.  Major clients included, among others, American Airlines, BMG Entertainment, Johnson & Johnson, the International Olympic Committee, Halliburton Energy Services, several Blue Cross/Blue Shield groups, IBM Global Services, and EDS.

Mr. French has also held management positions at I-NET, Inc. (now part of Getronics) and IBM, all focused on information systems integration and outsourcing business development and operations.  In addition, he served over eight years as a nuclear trained officer in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force.

Mr. French received an MBA from Yale University in 1991, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981.

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Reecy Payne

Vice President Property Management

 

As Co-owner of Payne-French Associates, and Vice President of G&C Development, Reecy Payne performs real estate business, operations management, and marketing functions, including property management for properties in Oregon, Nevada, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Ms. Payne is primarily responsible for identifying, qualifying, and helping to implement real estate asset investments. She is responsible for “best of breed” partner relationships and product development. She manages our vendors, design team,  movers, maintenance and subcontractors. She oversees the property management and advertising budget that for the real estate portfolio.  This includes corportate rentals,  long term rentals, development projects, short term rentals, and vacation rental management.

She is responsible for planning, budgeting, and managing contractors and subcontractors for all company remodeling projects, and for oversight and management of all rental operations.

Prior to her experience in real estate, Ms. Payne worked in the telecommunications and information systems industries for over 16 years. Major products and services for which Ms. Payne was responsible include telephony, internet access networks, and internet backbone connectivity equipment and services.

 Ms. Payne planned and implemented a large scale outsourcing arrangement, including the delivery of telecommunications services, business resumption and disaster recovery services, and call center support.  She managed a large, geographically diverse team of service specialists, project managers, engineers, and account executives in the carrier division.

Ms. Payne graduated in 1984 from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BA in Marketing and a second major in Communications.

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Steve Larimer

Vice President , Real Estate Operations

 

Steve Larimer is responsible for Real Estate Development Operations, including the selection and partnering process for builders and contractors.  In addition, he is the company’s primary “deal finder”, locating and evaluating investment opportunities for potential implementation.

Mr. Larimer brings 0ver 14 years in real estate sales experience to the company.  In his career, he sold 0ver 2000 homes sold, working with both buyers and sellers to put together creative deals that worked for all parties involved.  He was consistent a top-seller, including Top 100 in the World for ReMax International (1996, 1997, 1998, including his highest ranking #62 out of 70,000 agents in 1998).  He was the #1 agent for ReMax Northwest (4 state region) in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.  He sold over $325 million in total real estate sales in his 14-year career, and was a multiple winner of the Platinum Club Award for ReMax International for 9 consecutive years. He started Ten Bridge Real Estate in Portland, OR, in 2003.

Mr. Larimer is also a charter member of the Stone Top Designs companies.

STEVE LARIMER, Buyer Specialist

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As Co-owner of Payne-French Associates, and CEO of G&C Development LLC, Chuck French oversees all aspects of the business and financial performance of the real estate holding companies.  He performs real estate business, financial, acquisitions, planning, and operations management functions.  He is directly responsible for the growth of the company from startup to its current position.
Prior to starting these real estate companies, Mr. French was responsible for the development and structuring of new revenue opportunities for UUNET, Inc.’s Global Wholesale Services Group, focusing on creative ways to enhance UUNET revenue and profitability through product development, partnering, and effective network implementation.  He served as the primary liaison between the wholesale channel and the Network Implementation and Operations group, chartered to ensure that new products and services are cost effectively implemented and sustained.
Mr. French was Director of Network Planning for UUNET, with primary responsibility for the planning, provisioning, implementation, activation, testing, and quality assurance for UUNET internet access networks (dial access and DSL).  In this capacity, he was directly responsible for planning and building the world’s largest and most geographically far-reaching access networks for all of UUNET.
Before UUNET, Mr. French was a Vice President of Consulting for META Group, Inc. (now part of The Gartner Group), a leading information technology research and consulting organization.  In this capacity, Mr. French was responsible for all IT and network outsourcing consulting services, delivering strategic consulting to senior executives on both the buying and selling sides of the IT outsourcing marketplace.  Major clients included, among others, American Airlines, BMG Entertainment, Johnson & Johnson, the International Olympic Committee, Halliburton Energy Services, several Blue Cross/Blue Shield groups, IBM Global Services, and EDS.
Mr. French has also held management positions at I-NET, Inc. (now part of Getronics) and IBM, all focused on information systems integration and outsourcing business development and operations.  In addition, he served over eight years as a nuclear trained officer in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force.
Mr. French received an MBA from Yale University in 1991, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981.
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Contact Address

G&C Development
12140 East Ashton Court
Knoxville, TN 37934
Fax: 865-675-2228
Phone: 703-989-0027