Payton Dobbs

Operating Partner

Payton joined Hoxton Ventures full time as a partner in 2023 having previously been part of helping grow three different $1B+ businesses, most recently as General Manager of Google UK Devices & Services overseeing business areas such as Pixel and Nest. Born in Florida, he studied Engineering & Mathematics at Vanderbilt, Architecture at Harvard and completed his MBA from London Business School.

Years in the tech industry


Years in Silicon valley


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Payton has held various leadership positions across Google. He led Google Hardware’s global industry partnerships and he was GM of Nest Labs EMEA. He also built Nest’s Global Sales Operations team leading expansion across North America, Europe and Australia.

While at Google he was recognized with both their Great Manager Award and Robin Hutto Memorial Leadership Award. Prior to Google, Payton was with Deloitte Consulting where he worked on projects across financial services, real estate, consumer products, public sector and aerospace & defense.

Payton graduated with distinction from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Engineering and Mathematics, studied Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and completed his MBA from London Business School with a concentration in Finance while also studying abroad at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Outside of work Payton enjoys cycling, traveling and spending time with his wife, two boys and their golden retriever, Stuart. He previously served on the International Alumni Council of London Business School, was the Vanderbilt Alumni Club President and executive sponsor for MOSAIC, an employee led group focused on celebrating diversity at Google.

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