Chris Hays

President & COO

Chris Hays

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Chris oversees all of ZoomInfo’s customer-facing operations, including customer success and onboarding, learning and development, as well as all aspects of the company’s go-to-market organization. 

From 2019 until early 2021, Chris ran ZoomInfo’s sales and customer success teams as Chief Revenue Officer. Before that, he served as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Operations, Vice President of Sales Operations, and Chief Operating Officer from 2016 to 2019,

Prior to ZoomInfo, Chris managed high-performing go-to-market teams over two decades. He held global sales, marketing, and operations roles at Lucent and later at Avaya. He co-founded Inside Sales Team in 2008, where he also served as Head of Revenue Operations until 2015. 

He holds a B.A. from SUNY-Albany and lives in upstate New York.

Favorite Pastime

Attending horse races in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY


Paper route at 12, then washing dishes at the Edison Club at 14


Shawshank Redemption


Black coffee, day and night


Two dogs, Eugene and Benny, and two horses, Jordan and Ruby