About Jeff Hayes


Jeff is Principal at AlignTech Solutions and is a digital strategist with many years of marketing and engineering experience in the areas of healthcare, assisted living and professional services.

He has served on various community and educational boards in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin as well as in Chicago. He was instrumental in creating a regional business symposium with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and in developing programming for fast growth businesses that show promise.

Managers: The Strength Finder

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 7, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the third article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Fortunately, there are some very good managers in this world and one of them is the Strength Finder….

The strength finder is a reliable manager

Managers: The Arrogant Bastard

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 21, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the second article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Poor managers like the Arrogant Bastard represent a real risk to the companies for which they work.  It…

The arrogant bastard is to be avoided

Managers: The Innovator

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 8, 2011 in Quality of Life


As promised in the introduction to this series of articles about Managers: The Good and the Bad, we’ll focus firstly on “The Innovator”. Innovators are those leaders who can easily view the…

The innovator is sometimes a better leader than manager

Managers: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


Managers come in all shapes and sizes; they come in all races and creeds and in both genders; with numerous strengths and weaknesses; with each of the temperaments defined by the Myers-Briggs…

Good Managers Have a Few Things in Common

A Thanksgiving Story

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 25, 2010 in Community


This Story Took Place during Thanksgiving week in 1984. While finishing up my engineering degree at Marquette, I lived in the Ardmore Apartments on 16th Street in Milwaukee, just kitty cornered from…

Harriet was the star of Thanksgiving in 1984

Field Trip to a Wind Farm – 5 Interesting Facts

Posted by Jeff Hayes on September 24, 2010 in Business


Emerging Energies of Wisconsin recently invited the employees of AlignTech Solutions to visit its latest wind farm in the Town of Shirley, Wisconsin.  And so we went.  Emerging Energies is just now…

Field trip to a wind farm for AlignTech employees.

Small Business Bullies?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 21, 2010 in Business


The AT&T Yellow Pages folks who service Northeast Wisconsin paid our company an unintended compliment a couple of weeks ago when they shut down one of our clients’ websites by mistake —…

Expensive lessons for a small business owner.

Of Oil Spills and Small Business

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 25, 2010 in Business


Catastrophe, calamity, debacle, disaster — all words that can describe the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  What started as an unfortunate event that took multiple lives and many livelihoods —…

What happens to the earth's ecosystem when all marine life is snuffed out? What happen to a business that cannot quickly recover from a disaster?