Haynes has been the Chief Executive Officer of MFS since March 2019; he previously served as Chief Operating Officer of MFS from September 2017 until becoming CEO. Prior to joining MFS, Haynes served as Associate General Counsel for a large, nationwide staffing company. He was previously a Partner at a well-established litigation and transactional firm, and also worked as an Associate Attorney at a regional commercial real estate firm representing a multitude of Fortune 500 companies in purchase and lease transactions. Haynes double-majored in Economics and Business Management at UNC-Chapel Hill; received both his MBA and JD from Elon University; and also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Haynes oversees the Operations Team, Sales Team, IT Team, Finance Team and Marketing Team at MFS Silicon Valley and MFS Austin. He prefers to take a team approach, with a strong emphasis on clear and open communication, to prepare for, work together on and succeed at all MFS customer projects and growth-related tasks.
Haynes was born in a small manufacturing town in North Carolina, but always had his eye set on big cities and the West Coast. His first business was a landscaping company he started with his Dad when he was 14 years old, and each day, he uses the lessons learned from that experience and his hometown work-ethic.
Haynes enjoys spending time with his wife, newborn son and their dog. He also is an avid sports fan, who loves watching and playing basketball (Go Heels!), golf, tennis, soccer and football.
Why MFS is the Best
At MFS, everyone is family and sincerely cares about bringing his/her A Game, and growing as a professional, every single day. We are truly a team, and we all recognize that each member of our team is equally important to the success of MFS and our customers.