Hayden serves as a Partner at Geller & Company, reporting directly to the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. He serves both as the Chief Operating Officer for Geller Family Office Services and as head of the firm’s Real Estate Solutions Group.
Hayden assumed the Chief Operating Officer role in 2015, taking on responsibility for all multi-family office operations, including business strategy development, staff management and budget oversight. In addition, Hayden has been charged with monitoring service standards, business processes, operational risks and compliance obligations.
In his role with the Real Estate Solutions Group, Hayden leads a team of professionals dedicated to serving clients with a comprehensive range of real estate planning, management and operational needs. Hayden oversees several real estate initiatives for corporate and high net worth clients, including project and financial management for construction, evaluation of investment opportunities and strategic property acquisitions and divestitures. His responsibilities include serving as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the steering committee for an international corporate development project, and a comparable role for a domestic cultural institution.
Hayden served as Chief Financial Officer for New York City’s Host Committee for the 2004 Republican National Convention and as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2005 re-election campaign.
Prior to joining Geller & Company, Hayden was the Chief Financial Officer of Highstar Capital LP, an infrastructure focused private equity firm with more than $6 billion under management.
Earlier in his career, Hayden held positions at Citigroup in the investment banking division (originally Salomon Smith Barney) and at the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications Task Force reviewing telecom mergers. Hayden graduated with a BA and honors in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a JD / MBA from Columbia University.