Amber Payden is an experienced strategist, entrepreneur and client services enthusiast with a passion for building businesses and challenging the status quo through solid strategic partnerships. 15+ year track-record of defining new business strategies, maintaining client relationships, and delivering operational impact, both as a founder, employee and management consultant.


Results-Driven Leadership | Whether leading Baby Boomers, Gen X or Millennials— Payden figures out what makes teams tick, trains and transforms individuals into top-performers. Challenger of Conventional Wisdom | Always ask the WHY. Improve the user experience through smart, strategic thinking that anticipates outcomes. Present cases that influence, and lead change that drives efficiency and profitability. 


Payden has long-standing experience in generating new business, creative marketing, and sales for key decision-makers ranging from small business owners, sports brands and organizations to big box retailers. She has also served as a national distribution manager and overseen multiple channel partnerships. This diverse work experience has provided her the opportunity to become familiar with key business sectors and allows her to stay in tune with how they evolve. She has been able to utilize these skill sets and experience to lead training, sales growth, and product development for multiple brands. 


  • Q'1 AT&T Top Performers Mar '14  AT&T Global - Mobility / Bronze Level 115% attainment

  • Q'1 AT&T Top 10 Performers IL/WIS Region Jan '14  AT&T Global - Mobility

  • Q'2 AT&T Top Performer IL/WIS Region

  • Top 30% AT&T National Distribution Team

  • Vice Presidents Award - Culture Coin Feb 2013  AT&T Global - Mobility for Creative Selling and Training with IL/WIS Region

  • Chicago Top Account Executive Mar 2012  Internal Sold at 125% 

  • James Hardie National Top Account Manager - Chicago Metro'  2012

  • YTD' 09 James Hardie Building Products - Top Gun Sales Team

  • YTD Q1 James Hardie Building Products -Top Gun Account Manager

  • 2005  honor University of Akron Presidents Round table

  • 2008 1.6% marketshare attainment growth  Quarter over Quarter