Founder and CEO, Neanderthal Products • President and CEO, GGTI Inc. • Founder and CEO, Gameshark
Mr. Hays is an entrepreneur who has a successful consulting business, real estate business, and retail establishments. He graduated with a B.A. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and attended Executive MBA programs at The Wharton School of Business. Mr. Hays started his first video game company, InterAct, at 24 years old. He built it to over $50M in revenue before selling it to a public company. He remained on as CEO, and grew the division to over $250M within 4 years and $1.4B over 11 years, primarily through the Gameshark brand.
Mr. Hays developed multiple gaming products such as GameShark, HandyBoy, ProgramPad, Mega Memory Card, LCD GameScreen, and more, selling millions of units. He started GamersFactory, one of the largest suppliers of pre-owned games in North America and assisted Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and other retailers to launch trade-in programs in their stores. Mr. Hays has been investing in real estate development projects, online and retail businesses, and assisting other companies in their challenges with capital raising, marketing, manufacturing, and other disciplines.