Eric Hays- Eric Hays lives in Chicago and consider himself as an Technology Entrepreneur. His life in technology started with a fascination of computers. He spent many quarters mastering arcade games like Ms. Pacman and Galaga. I transferred my gaming interest in computer programming at the age of fifteen and made two arcade games for the Commodore Vic 20. He sold these games in the classifieds in Compute Magazine. This was his first entrepreneurial effort in technology. He could have sure used a marketing department!
He is an expert in Internet technology and e-commerce marketing strategies. From 2000-2005 he was Director of Network Infrastructure and Security at Orbitz.com. At Orbitz, Eric was hired early on to design, build and scale a network to support Orbitz's systems infrastructure. This system eventually grew to support over 50,000+ airline ticket transactions a day.
Throughout his teenage years I tried to balance my sports interests in hockey, tennis, football and baseball with my geeky gaming interests. His strong involvement in sports merged with technology fueled by his passion pursuing a sporting related startup called SportsFYLE.com. The Branded Community was launched by Hays & Garside to foster conversations surrounding branded niche communities.