J. Hayes Batson
has served since 2001 as President & CEO of Regency Beauty Institute
, a leading privately-held vocational education provider.
From 1997 to 2001, he was President & CEO of Epotec, Inc., a developer and marketer of Web-based software for the behavioral health industry.
tenure with these companies, Mr. Batson
has launched new business lines and products, worked closely with regulators and politicians at a federal and state level, and secured debt and equity financing from a number of major banks and private equity firms.
Prior to founding Epotec, Mr. Batson worked in corporate finance at William Blair & Company (Chicago) and management consulting at McKinsey & Company (Chicago and Minneapolis).
He received his MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business (1998) and his BA from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (1993).
Mr. Batson currently serves on the corporate committee for PACER, a nonprofit organization serving children with disabilities and their families.
resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with his
wife and two children.