How I can help you

A lifetime Entrepreneur, I began small businesses since I was 10 years old. In 1984 I started a business IT consulting firm that serviced over 2000 unique clients in 20 years. These clients included NASA, Walt Disney World, Orange County Convention Center, local, state, and federal contracts, as well as many school districts and higher education institutions. My company not only consulted these organizations in their business information flow, but many times wrote software, created customized computer systems, as well as integrated telephony and IT to provide unique solutions to meet each one's needs. I also was Executive Director of a non-profit, a Pastor of a church and street ministry, as well as instructor of computers, business and entrepreneurship courses at four local colleges in the WNC area.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


Associate of Sciences from Valencia Community College - Orlando, Fl

Associates in Science - Computer Programming. Orlando Business College

State of Florida Certified Fire Fighter and EMT from Seminole Community College - Sanford, Fl

Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Phoenix

Masters in Business - Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

Ernest H Hays

Communication Methods

  • In Person