2012 Channel Chiefs: My Greatest Teacher


Michael Hayes

President

Coyote Point Systems

I have had a diverse and non-traditional career. I am fortunate to have been surrounded by talented and ethical people, who set a high standard for me based on hard work and fairness. People who have influenced me include Newt Wheatley, a climbing partner who taught me discipline and perseverance; Bob Diamond CEO of Barclay’s and David Booth (who at the time were both Managing Directors of Morgan Stanley), who reinforced with me ethics that your word is your word, that it’s all about integrity; and Jim Moore, a legendary sailor who taught me how to compete at a high level. Also, my father Richard Hayes, who instilled in me a spirit of adventure.