Simon Hayes

Simon Hayes is an award-winning former headhunter and investment banker. His finance career took him from his home city London, where he was a top-ranked securities analyst in the Institutional Investor and Extel surveys, to the US, Hong Kong and Japan. Search led Simon back to Tokyo, where he was recognised as the “Best Headhunting Executive” in Japan by Asiamoney, then as head of a leading London-based Financial Services practice into the City’s most exclusive boardrooms.

He wrote Zero Ri$k, his first novel, whilst creating the rubriqs® people skills system. Born and raised in West London, Simon was the first member of his family to attend university, graduating from Trinity Hall, Cambridge with a degree in Law. He now lives near Tower Bridge but still spends most Saturdays following Brentford FC. He has two grown-up children, India and Ivo.