Get to Know: Mike Hays
States covered: California, Nevada
District Manager Wireless Advocates, September 2009 – January 2022
Car Stereo Wholesalers, 1999 – 2008
2014-2017 District Manager of the Year Wireless advocates
2002-2007 Dealer of the year Crossfire
Total years of experience with the independent channel/retail
9 years with independent retail, 12 years total in retail
What motivates you to get up and go to work for the Independent retailer every day?
Why did you want to come work at NMG?
Why do you think NMG is the best buying group for Independent retailers in today’s climate?
NMG is the largest and most successful Group within the category. NMG has a proven track record of helping independent businesses become more profitable and successful.
What is the most important project you are working on right now, and why?
What is your favorite memory from your time at NMG?
Still very new to the team, but I would have to say getting to experience PrimeTime in Phoenix for the first time was a memory I won’t soon forget.
What do you like most about your job?
Having the ability to genuinely help independent retailers become more successful.
What else do you want people to know about you and NMG?
I have two sons, Mason, 14, and Jaxon, 17 months, a daughter, Mallory, 10, and a wife Danielle who is an independent business owner as a Real Estate Broker. I love to Golf, hunt, fish, camp, and travel. My areas of expertise include the ins and outs of multilevel management in a retail environment.
Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of independent appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent-to-own dealers helping them grow their businesses and thrive on their own terms. With more than 5,000 members operating some 14,000 storefronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind, representing billions in combined annual sales across the membership. For over 50 years, the organization has remained committed to the independent channel, empowering members with the scale, sophistication and efficiencies they need to compete while delivering the unmatched business intelligence, tools and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment.