As Co-Founder of GoodFinch, Hayes brings over 25 years of successful entrepreneurial experience across clean energy, investment/financial, mortgage, and technology sectors. He is also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Loanpal – the #1 solar lender in the U.S. – as well as GivePower, a nonprofit organization that provides solar-based solutions for food, water, and electricity in developing regions around the world. Prior to his current roles, Hayes founded Paramount Equity Mortgage, where he underwrote ~$20 billion in mortgages. With stringent criteria and focused operational foresight, Hayes successfully navigated Paramount Equity Mortgage through severe market conditions in 2008, becoming one of few surviving entities. Later, Hayes also founded Paramount Solar. After quickly garnering significant market share, he sold Paramount Solar to SolarCity, where he served as CRO for 3 years, growing its business 400 percent – 10 times the size of its nearest competitor.