PNC Capital Markets has announced their acquisition of Ambassador Financial Group, subject to closing conditions. This web site is scheduled to transition to PNC on April 12th.


Jack E. Payne, CFA, CFP

Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations

Jack Payne is Executive Vice President of Finance & Operations at Ambassador Financial Group. Jack’s responsibilities include leading internal operations, strategic financial management, business development and serving as Chief Compliance Officer.

Jack comes to Ambassador Financial Group with significant financial management and advisory experience. Prior to this new role Jack spent fifteen years as Chief Investment Officer for JoycePayne Partners a fee-only wealth management firm with offices in Bethlehem, PA and Richmond, VA. Jack also spent nearly a decade with Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. a Fortune 500 company based in Allentown, PA. serving in a variety of corporate finance functions, that included investor relations, capital budgeting, international finance and treasury operations ending with the title of Financial Risk Manager. Jack began his career with PNC Financial Corp. as a credit analyst and Metropolitan Banking Officer based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jack holds a BS in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. Jack is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

Away from the office, Jack enjoys golf, swimming, skiing, volleyball and being involved with music. At present Jack serves on the Board of Managers of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, a Bethlehem, PA. based non-profit performing arts organization. Jack also cherishes his time with his wife Kelly and three sons.