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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Finance

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A 2012 Businessweek recruiter poll placed Kelley's Department of Finance in the top 10 programs for the quality of finance instruction.

Gerry A Hays

Contact Information

(812) 855-6880
gahays [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School, Room 330

  • Senior Lecturer in Finance


  • Bloomington


  • JD, Indiana University School of Law, 1997
  • BA, Indiana University, 1991

Professional Experience

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Charley Biggs Food Company, 2003-Present
  • Venture Partner, Open Praire Ventures, 2008-Present
  • Founder & CEO, HomeYeah Real Estate Technologies, 1999-2003
  • Director of Legislative Affairs, American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 1997-1999
  • Director of Environmental Policy, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1994-1996
  • Legislative Director, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 1993-1995
  • Finance Director, Pam Carter for Attorney General, 1992
  • Fellowship, Governor Evan Bayh's Office, 1991-1992

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Indiana Business Journal, 40 under 40, Age 32
  • Indianapolis Business Journal, Who's Who in Real Estate, 2001 & 2002

Professional Interests

  • Finance

Current Projects

  • Open Prairie Ventures, raising $125MM Midwest Venture Fund to invest in medical devices and Ag-Tech projects.