Tom Hayes (author)
|Born||1960 (age 53–54)
Fort Benning, Georgia
|Alma mater||Boston University|
|Occupation||Marketing executive, author, blogger|
Tom Hayes is an American marketing executive, and is the founder of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a public-private economic consultancy and think tank. Hayes formerly worked as an executive at Applied Materials, Inc. He is the author of two books on digital business and culture including Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business and No Size Fits All: From Mass Marketing to Mass Handselling. Hayes is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post.
Early life and education
Hayes was born at Fort Benning near Columbus, Georgia, but grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended Lowell High School where, as a student in 1978, he led a campaign to construct a new building for the school. Hayes attended and graduated from Boston University.
In 1992, Hayes founded and served as chairman and CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a public-private effort tasked with rebuilding Silicon Valley's struggling regional economy. The organization's work was the subject of the book, Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy. Hayes also served as an executive at Applied Materials Inc. throughout most of the 1990s.
- Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business, McGraw-Hill, 2008, ISBN 978-0-07-154562-4
- No Size Fits All: From Mass Marketing to Mass Handselling, Penguin/Portfolio Hardcover, 2009, ISBN 978-1-59184-267-5