Founder, Senior Advisor
Mike Hayford was a driving force behind the development of FIS, one of the most successful financial technology companies in history, having served in a wide range of technical, operational and executive capacities throughout his 25-year career.
Mike served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Executive Vice President of FIS, Fortune 500’s #1 financial technology company from 2009 until 2013. As the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metavante Technologies, Inc., Mike led the successful completion of Metavante’s merger with FIS to create the world’s largest financial technology company. Mike was instrumental to building Metavante from a $93 million annual revenue company into the global leader of financial technology—with over $6 billion of annual revenue.
Previously, he served as Metavante’s CIO, CFO, head of product development, and head of corporate development, and led the company’s successful carve-out from a bank holding company and IPO in 2007. During his tenure, Mike led a significant number of acquisitions, public offerings for equity sales and debt raising, and led teams to innovate and build technology.
Mike is a Director of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. and has served on the Board of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, for which he chairs the Audit Committee. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a B.S. in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.