Kevin Hayes joined Eton Solutions in 2020. Kevin’s day-to-day responsibilities are wide-ranging, including client interactions, sales, implementation, and services. As President of Eton Solutions, Kevin also serves as a visionary leader for the company and ensures Eton Solutions’ mission drives every decision the company makes. With significant asset management experience in both the US and the UK, Kevin brings a global perspective to Eton Solutions, along with more than 30 years of experience in international financial services. Kevin’s decade-plus years of experience with listing public companies on global stock exchanges positions Eton Solutions to become a world-renowned company. Most recently, Kevin was CFO of River and Mercantile Group PLC and facilitated their efforts for a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2014. While leading this charge, he was responsible for Finance, Legal, Compliance and Operations of the Pension Advisory and Asset Management businesses. His previous experience prepared him well for that task, as he was instrumental in the spin-off and listing of MF Global on the New York Stock Exchange during his role as Finance Director and Board member of the FTSE 100 listed asset manager Man Group PLC (2007-2012). During his time with Man Group PLC, he was responsible for the finance and treasury functions in the UK, Switzerland, the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Kevin’s leadership roles in international financial services and his experience listing public companies make him an invaluable asset to the Eton Solutions executive team. Prior to these roles, Kevin spent over a decade with Lehman Brothers. He started there in 1995 as Managing Director, CFO Capital Markets, and covered the Fixed Income, Equities, and Private Client businesses before moving to the UK in 2001 to become Lehman’s International CFO (covering Europe and Asia). He further expanded his international management experience when he became Head of Productivity and Process Improvement in 2005. In this position, he co-led the Lehman India offshoring operations. Kevin started his career at Ernst & Young in New Zealand, where he started in Audit. While there, he was seconded to the NZ Securities Commission to assist in the rewrite of the Companies Act due to his accounting and legal experience. He moved to EY New York in 1989 where he became a Partner in the Financial Services practice covering publicly listed investment banks and foreign registered banks operating in the US. Kevin is a graduate of Victoria University, New Zealand, with bachelor’s degrees in both Law and Accounting. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Kevin is also a Certified Public Accountant in California.
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