Business 100 - 2013

A. James DeHayes/DeHayes Consulting Group

A. James DeHayes is an authority on strategy development and implementation in marketing, distribution, and M&A support for the financial services industry.

Prior to founding DeHayes Consulting Group, James served as CMO for a major diversified financial services company. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, a graduate of Leadership in Professional Services, a chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant from the American College, and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.

James is active in numerous organizations, including a professional member of the World Future Society, an associate member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, various leadership roles with the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California, and a member of the North American Advisory Board for the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin.

A second-generation Irish American whose mother’s family has roots in Belfast, James is married with six children.