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Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes

Keynote Speaker: Former Navy SEAL; Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware

Mike Hayes Biography

Mike Hayes is the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware. He joined VMware in October 2020 and leads the company’s worldwide business operations and the acceleration of the Company’s SaaS transition.

Prior to joining VMware, Hayes served as senior vice president and head of Strategic Operations for Cognizant Technologies where he ran a $2B P&L for Cognizant’s largest financial services clients. Hayes previously spent four years at Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm, where he served in Chief of Staff to CEO and COO roles.

Hayes previously spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEALs, serving throughout South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, including the conflicts in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His last job in the Navy was the Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO, which included ten months as the Commander of a 2,000-person Special Operations Task Force in southeastern Afghanistan. Before that, Hayes was selected as a White House Fellow and served two years as Director, Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council, and served as the Deputy Commander for all Special Operations in Anbar Province, Iraq. His military decorations include the Bronze Star for valor in combat in Iraq, a Bronze Star for Afghanistan, and the Defense Superior Service Medal from the White House.

In February 2021, Hayes published the book “Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning.”

Hayes holds a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College. He is on the boards of Immuta, a data governance company, and the National Medal of Honor Museum. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Mike Hayes Speaking Topics

Agile Leadership: When to Be a Leader, When to Follow, and Focusing on the Right Decision Rather than Who Makes It

Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning

Corporate Transformation

Mike Hayes Videos

Mike Hayes, VMware | VMworld 2021
Holy Cross Alumni Webinar On Leadership: A Conversation with ...
Leadership Lessons from Former Navy SEAL and Bridgewater Alum ...

How to book Mike Hayes?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Hayes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mike Hayes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike Hayes or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Mike Hayes?

Booking fees for Mike Hayes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike Hayes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Mike Hayes?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Hayes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Hayes for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike Hayes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike Hayes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Mike Hayes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Teamwork & Teambuilding and Leadership. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Mike Hayes generally travels from Westport, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Redman, Ed Hiner and Brent Gleeson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Hayes for an upcoming event.

Mike Hayes Speaking Topics

  • Agile Leadership: When to Be a Leader, When to Follow, and Focusing on the Right Decision Rather than Who Makes It

  • Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning

  • Corporate Transformation

Mike Hayes Videos

Mike Hayes, VMware | VMworld 2021
Holy Cross Alumni Webinar On Leadership: A Conversation with ...
Leadership Lessons from Former Navy SEAL and Bridgewater Alum ...
SEAL Team Commanding Officer + VMware Chief Digital ...
Mike Hayes Book Signing & Interview | Never Enough - YouTube

How to book Mike Hayes?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Hayes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mike Hayes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike Hayes or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Mike Hayes?

Booking fees for Mike Hayes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike Hayes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Mike Hayes?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Hayes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Hayes for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike Hayes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike Hayes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Mike Hayes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Teamwork & Teambuilding and Leadership. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Mike Hayes generally travels from Westport, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Redman, Ed Hiner and Brent Gleeson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Hayes for an upcoming event.

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