Mr. Hayes joined Wynnchurch Capital in 2001. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Catalyst Equity Partners, LLC, a $100 million private equity fund focused on turnaround investment situations. Prior to joining Catalyst, was a Managing Director for Chicago-based GKH Partners, L.P., a $550 million dollar LBO fund led by the Pritzker family, where he began his career in private equity investing in 1991. Prior to GKH, was a Transactor with Citicorp Leveraged Capital in Chicago, responsible for portfolio management and the origination of leveraged loans, after beginning his career at Price Waterhouse as a CPA.
More than 20 years of experience in private equity investing and corporate finance experience, as well as investment origination and portfolio management.
Serves on the Board of Directors of Carson Air, Ltd., Gypsum Technologies, Pro-Fab Group Holdings Inc., Senco Holdings, Inc., and Texas Hydraulics, Inc.
B.B.A., University of Michigan.