DAVID HAYES

CEO

Before joining Skyline, David admired the construction industry from afar through his participation in BOMA and through his work with local general contractors as a vendor.

“I noticed that people in the construction industry seemed to be having a lot of fun, while doing some really large projects in marquee high rise locations, so when I was approached by the former founders of Skyline to join them as a partner, I was excited about the opportunity to enter this business.”

David joined the company in 1996 as a partner leading the sales effort. In 2005, he took over as CEO and restructured Skyline into a 100% employee-owned entity which changed the direction and culture of the company forever.


MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY

David believes that leading an organization draws many similarities to playing sports.  As a collegiate athlete, David served as captain of many sports teams, “I always wore the “C” on my jersey and it came with great responsibility.  I have the same mentality towards business -- no task or job is too small or too big. My goal is to always try and help the team and move the ball forward. I hope the lessons I teach are of persistence, humility, focus and communication, coupled with a genuine desire to get better. All of which results in personal and professional success.”

 

HIDDEN TALENTS + INTERESTS

David is respected as a skilled businessman, leader and innovator, but if you ask him what his true talents are, he says its his ability to spin plates and create parody versions of popular songs — skills he crafted during his down time while waiting tables in college.

Outside of work David likes to ski, “sometimes backwards, and sometimes on purpose,” play hockey and golf and travel the world. “Being an immigrant from Europe I have family all over the world, which makes for fun travel experiences.”