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Lindsey Hayes
Chief Operating Officer

For nearly 20 years, Lindsey Hayes has helped companies better know, grow, and leverage talent to enable their business strategy and growth. She specializes in leadership development, talent management, team development, succession planning and coaching, incorporating inclusion and diversity practices throughout.


Lindsey draws on her experiences in corporate Talent, business leadership, and leadership consulting roles to deliver solutions for her clients that combine business insight, talent theory, creative design, and pragmatic execution. She has worked with leaders from around the world and across a wide range of industries, including Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Bumble, BASF, Charter Communications, Harley-Davidson, McDonald’s, Endeavor, and Spectrum.


Lindsey has held executive Talent and HR leadership roles at ITW and IDEX Corporation, both large global B2B manufacturing companies. In these organizations, she was instrumental in human capital strategy development, design and implementation of enterprise talent development and management solutions, and served as a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a member of the senior leadership team for an ITW division, she successfully led change management and organizational development efforts to integrate ten global locations under a shared brand and culture, accelerating business transformation and growth. Beyond her day-to-day responsibilities, Lindsey partnered with ITW executive leadership to design and deliver the company’s first global Women’s Leadership Conference, and she was a founding member of the PRIDE@IDEX employee resource group.


In addition to her corporate roles, Lindsey was a senior consultant with Deloitte and Oliver Wyman, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies to design and deliver accelerated development programs, 360-degree feedback, and coaching. She also worked with executive teams to help them effectively navigate disruptions and lead transformation. At Deloitte, Lindsey served as Chief of Staff to the Leadership practice leader, helping build and execute the business line’s strategy, talent and team, operations, and marketing.


Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Chicago.

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