Jim Hays Minneapolis
Hays Companies President and CEO Jim Hays
About Jim Hays Minneapolis
Jim Hays has served as the president and chief executive officer of Hays Companies in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for over two decades. In addition to overseeing all sales and business operations, he is responsible for generating new clientele while retaining Hays Companies’ current customer base. During his time as president and chief executive officer, Jim Hays has helped the company develop into the continent’s 15th largest insurance broker and the second largest privately held (non PE) operation, two achievements that came almost entirely as the result of organic growth.
James Hays studied business at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During his time at the school, he joined the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and became a teacher’s assistant for C. Arthur Williams, an insurance professor. After earning a bachelor’s degree, he enrolled in the university’s Carlson School of Business and concentrated his studies on finance. He graduated from the Carlson School of Business with a master’s in business administration. Outside of his work as an investor and entrepreneur, James Hays maintains a membership with the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.