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Hunter Hayes

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Ambitious, analytical, doer. Passionate about improving the world around me. Previously Assistant Director of Operations. UT Austin Grad.

Ambitious, analytical, doer. Passionate about improving the world around me. Previously Assistant Director of Operations. UT Austin Grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In




Founder & CEO Zerocycle March 2014 - present
Assistant Director of Operations Monday Properties June 2010 - March 2014
Business Operations Analyst / Campus Director KD College Prep September 2007 - July 2009
Junior Project Manager Crown Team Texas May 2006 - April 2007
Student Technician The University of Texas at Austin September 2002 - May 2006


The University of Texas at Austin Economics 2001 - 2005

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Angel investor
  • • Geolocation and Mapping
  • • Government Relations
  • • Green
  • • Social Impact
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Operations • Business Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Social Media • Startups • Kaizen

Key Accomplishments

I've come in on the ground floor of two start-ups. The first failed and the second was profitable after a year. I've already made a ton of mistakes with Zerocycle, but we're still growing.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work with people who can listen to advice, but are experts at what they do and will lead their group. I hate micromanaging and double work. I love working with people who are passionate and driven and fun. I hate politics and bickering.

As an Advisor

I ask a lot of questions. I like to understand the root of a problem by probing. If I think you need to scrap your current operation and start over, I'll tell you straight up. I don't like to sugarcoat, but I'm not an asshole.

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Yuuki Shinomiya
They're my friends
His analytical and critical thinking is unmatched even by first-rate start-up executives out there. He grasps any situation or concept with ... ease (before anyone else really knows what's happening) and have several solutions or visions for it. And he communicate with a clear vision and purpose…an ideal executive that I would want in any start-up.
Yoni Ben Meshulam
They're my friends
Additionally, Hunter is passionate about improving the world around him. He genuinely cares about making people healthier, cities function ... better, and helping those around him. This comes out in his personality as well as his work. He's is a smart guy and has ambitious ideas. Luckily, he also has the good judgement and strong will to get things done. He knows how to reduce the noise and get to the bottom of a problem. I am certain of Hunter's future success, and think he'd make a great partner for anyone looking to start a meaningful venture.
John Hambley
They're my friends
I've known Hunter for several years, and I can say without hesitation that he possesses the natural talent of a great entrepreneur. Hunter i ... s one of those individuals who becomes fully immersed in whatever project lies in front of him, by studying and analyzing all of the details of any given problem from multiple perspectives. This trait alone has greatly contributed to his current vision for starting his own business. After closely analyzing emerging markets and identifying needs or gaps, Hunter has already taken the first steps towards making his vision a reality. He has always taken bold, yet calculated risks with regard to coming up with business plans and I imagine once he finds the right technical collaborators the sky is the limit.
Jack Lazzaro
They're my advisor
If you have ever watched the 1983 North Carolina State college basketball season, a team better known as the Wolf Pack, you will get a sense ... of the kind of humble, intelligent, and overwhelmin yet quiet drive which Hunter Hayes has within his spirit. You don't get a sense of this over the phone. But something you feel after meeting him in person. I find these qualities also in some of the better C-level exec.s I work with at TCW. -Jack
Aaron Rosenthal
Founder/CEO, Golfswell. Previously Associate Director, Office of the Secretary-Governmental Affairs, US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Hunter is determined, good-natured and building a great company.