Tom Hayes

Silicon Valley Marketing Executive

Tom Hayes is a marketing executive, entrepreneur and author. A pioneer at probing the intersection of technology and culture, he has been a senior marketing executive at legendary Silicon Valley companies such as HP, Applied Materials and Marvell. Earlier in his career, he was the founding chairman and CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a trailblazing public-private venture that helped transition the region’s economy from chip making to the Internet era.

Hayes has captured his marketing philosophies in several best-selling business books, including Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business (McGraw-Hill) and No Size Fits All: From Mass Marketing to Mass Handselling (Penguin/Portfolio). He has been an advisor to some of the hottest new technology start-ups, including Qik (sold to Skype), SHFT and PTCH (sold to Yahoo). He has been on the advisory board of One Laptop per Child, and a director of the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Cinequest Film Festival.

Hayes and his work have been profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNBC, CNN and dozens of other publications and media outlets worldwide. In a feature of the same name, Fast Company magazine called him a “Model Citizen of the 21st Century.” He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post and has written for the Atlantic.

Hayes earned his Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and completed graduate programs at Stanford University and Harvard Business School. He is an Associate Fellow and Lecturer at Oxford University, Said School of Business.

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