Chris Hayes

Maywood, California, US

CEO at ShoutEngine.com
Chris's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Technical
Background

About Chris

I started working in my field at 16 in network administration and hardware troubleshooting in the aerospace industry. Within a year I had moved on to building web applications with ColdFusion for my employer and started a small consulting shop picking up web development work on the side.

I built my engineering career mostly on my expertise in developing web applications and payment processing systems. Growing tired of working in large organizations I moved back into the startup scene several years ago. Since then I've pivoted ThisNext.com into Glossi.com, built Threadlines.com (and subsequently departed) and I've currently turned my focus to ShoutEngine where I've built out a hugely scalable podcast hosting, analytics, and ad-sales platform that will be entering public beta in June.

In addition to building out ShoutEngine I also co-host and engineer The Smoking Tire podcast, produce the Hooniverse Podcast and Drive + Protect. In a years time I've grown The Smoking Tire's podcast audience from zero to over 600,000 downloads a month.

The podcasts I produce allow me to utilize ShoutEngine to host my shows, analyze traffic patterns and all around "eat my own dogfood".

Work Experience

CEO

ShoutEngine

April 2013 - December 2016