From the start of his career, Hayden has had a drive and passion for early talent and has been fortunate enough to turn that into a career. Now serving as the Head of University Relations for the Kraft Heinz Company, Hayden has the pleasure of working with over 150 of the top collegiate undergrads and MBAs from elite programs around the country. Hayden and his team are in charge of the identification, growth, and development of these talented individuals and support their immersion into the Kraft Heinz organization.
Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Hayden spent 7 years with Bridgestone Americas in Columbia, SC, Atlanta, and Nashville, holding various roles in the People space including as an HR Business Partner, Manager of Campus Talent, and Recruiting, Development, and Retention Manager.
Like the students Hayden now works to develop, he started his career with Bridgestone in 2011, working in one of the 2,200 Firestone Complete Auto Care Stores as an intern.
A South Carolina native, Hayden earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources Management from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.