Chief Financial Officer
James Hayes is chief financial officer of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, and its parent company, DKH, Incorporated. He is responsible for financial operations and capital management for the company and its divisions, including real estate management, residential mortgage, commercial mortgage banking, and real estate development.
Hayes started his career with the audit practice of Arthur Anderson LLC, with a focus on manufacturing and financial services clients. Next, he served as controller and treasurer of Prism Mortgage Company, which became one of the top 25 mortgage originators in the United States, went public and was acquired by Royal Bank of Canada. Hayes then worked for RBC on U.S.-based mergers and acquisitions. After that, he joined Baytree National Bank & Trust as senior vice president responsible for mortgage and cash management operations.
Hayes holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.