Will Hayes became the CEO of Lucidworks in 2014, after joining as the company's Chief Product Officer the year prior. He has over 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley leading product, marketing, and business development initiatives. Prior to Lucidworks he was head of technical business development for Splunk, where he was responsible for defining the company's market category and key product feature sets. Hayes also created and led the company's global partner program, building an ecosystem of consultants, developers, resellers, system integrators, service providers, and technology partners to drive sales opportunities and increase partner profitability. Earlier in his career, Hayes served as a software engineer at Genentech, where he built solutions that supported the sales and drug development teams. He is a member of global leadership organization YPO, and currently lives with his family in San Francisco, California, where Lucidworks is headquartered.