Hayes is a founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Brandcast. He was formerly co-founder of BandPage, a content management platform for the music vertical which was acquired by Google.
Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Hayes served in various roles at innovative cloud computing companies Salesforce.com and Mindbody Online. Hayes was raised in Virginia, studied Computer Science and Information Systems at Cal Poly, SLO and received his MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas.
In his spare time Hayes is a volunteer speaker and mentor with the SLO Hot House, Berkeley Skydeck, The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in San Francisco and serves on the Technology Advisory Board at UCSF.