Brian Hailes is a global technology executive who moved to the Berkshires from Atlanta in 2013. His company, Hailes & Associates, takes on a range of assignments in business development and executive recruitment. He has held senior positions with a number of technology companies, including Vice President, BellSouth International and Regional Director, ITT Africa & Middle East. As an executive recruiter he was Managing Director and Head of the North American Telecom Practice for Russell Reynolds Associates.
Brian has a B.Sc.(Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds (UK) and a DMS (Diploma in Management Studies) from the Polytechnic of Central London. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, London (FIET).
Brian has had a lifelong involvement in music. Early in his career he sang and played guitar in clubs in the UK. More recently he has served on the board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and on the Music Panel of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Combining his experience in music and electronics, he has served as Vice President, Digital Instrument Technology for Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville.