Gerry A Hays

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Contact Information


(812) 855-3175

2427 E. 2nd Street

  • Senior Lecturer of Finance

Campus

  • Bloomington

Education

  • JD, Indiana University School of Law, 1997
  • BA, Indiana University, 1991

Professional Experience

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Better Retail™, 2003-Present
  • Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Slane Capital Partners, 2008-Present
  • Founder & CEO, HomeYeah.com, 1999-2003
  • Director of Legislative Affairs, American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 1997-1999
  • Director of Environmental Policy, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1994-1996
  • Legislative Director, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 1993-1995
  • Fellowship, Governor Evan Bayh's Office, 1991-1992

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • 40 under 40 Award / Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Trustee Teaching Award / 2009-10
  • Teacher’s Excellence Award / 2011-12
  • Trustee Teaching Award / 2001-12
  • Innovative Teaching Award / 2012
  • Teacher’s Excellence Award / 2012-13
  • MIRA Technology in Education Excellence & Innovation Award Finalist
  • PATENT AND METHOD for System for providing customized or personalized memorabilia in association with vendor bidding, allowing for such costs to be offset by any sponsorship underwriting the memorabilia
  • PATENT AND METHOD for control of bailment inventory
  • Member, Indiana Bar

Professional Interests

Innovation, Start-up Financing, and helping others build big things

Current Projects

  • Launching Indianapolis’ Food & Beverage Start-up Hub
  • Commercializing The Venture Game
  • Publishing the First Time Founder’s Equity Bible

Kelley School of Business

Faculty & Research