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Dean's Advisory Council

Jim Hayes

Jim Hayes
Retired Accenture/
Independent Consultant

Jim Hayes is retired from Accenture and currently working as an independent consultant. Mr. Hayes held several leadership roles during his Accenture tenure, including: Managing Director of Alliances; Managing Director for Platform Capability in India, China and the Philippines; Managing Director of the Global Oracle Practice; and Managing Director of the North America SAP Practice. In these roles, he oversaw the development of critical selling and delivery assets across the SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, SaaS vendors, and custom advanced technology capability. Mr. Hayes and his team played a key role in selling and delivering high-value enterprise software applications to Accenture's clients around the world. He was charged with expanding Accenture's thought leadership related to the application software landscape and with building delivery capabilities.

Mr. Hayes earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management/Economic Honors from Purdue University in 1984. He has been involved in several community service efforts including: Global Volunteers, Daybreak Transitional Housing, St. Patrick's Residence for the Aged and the Alive Teen Center in Naperville.