Mr. Hayes is a Senior Advisor to Webster Capital. He brings over twenty years of private equity experience in the middle market with a proven track record of investing in and building high growth businesses in the consumer and retail sectors.
Prior to joining the Webster team, Mr. Hayes was a Partner and member of the investment committee of Weston Presidio. He played an integral role in building the firm from $80 million to over $3.3 billion in assets under management. His experience covers all facets of direct investing experience including sourcing, negotiating, structuring, managing and exiting investments. Having invested over $250 million in equity capital, Mr. Hayes has demonstrated the ability to work effectively as a board member and advisor to management teams as they execute their growth strategies.
Before Weston Presidio, Mr. Hayes worked for Braxton Associates, a strategic consulting firm specializing in the consumer and retail sectors. He also was an Associate for Advent International, with a focus on growth equity investments.
Mr. Hayes currently sits on the boards of Rio Brands and MooreCo. He holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.