Thomas Hays came to New York after completing a Masters degree at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and after extensive language training in Paris, Berlin and Lausanne, Switzerland. Before entering the design field, Tom Hays held investment banking positions at Merrill Lynch in New York and Bankers Trust in London. This career prepared him well for running a business and emphasized for him the importance of bringing in a project on time and on budget. Thomas Hayes studied art, design and fine art photography in London at the Chelsea School of Design, and in New York at the Parsons School of Design, the International Center of Photography and the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts. Tom Hayes is currently making his mark among the many interior design firms in New York City with his versatility and attention to detail.