Kim Hayes

Kim Hayes

Since founding The Ambit Group in 2004, CEO Kim Hayes has provided the operating vision, dynamic energy, and servant leadership that have propelled Ambit’s growth and federal success. A relentless and driven entrepreneur, Kim launched Ambit as a Service Disabled Veteran committed to improving the lives of the American Citizen.

After years of working within federal agencies, Kim accumulated the experience and insight that became the cornerstone of her transformative beliefs about the way government delivers value to citizens. Kim forged a Human Centered Design approach to planning and management that had a dramatic effect on the work Ambit performed for clients. With Kim’s leadership, teams learned to combine regimented, repeatable and proven processes with insight, innovation, and experimentation. The output of this approach transformed federal organizations into agile, high-performing models. Ambit’s solutions and services have helped top leaders in federal technology solve the most complicated challenges facing their organizations and recover over $110M in operational costs.

Ambit’s repeated success validated Kim’s vision for the company. As more federal agencies relied upon Ambit’s unique expertise, the company grew rapidly. In time, Kim and Ambit gained greater industry attention and recognition. Fast 50. Fed 100. Executive of the Year. Industry Star. Women Who Mean Business. Top 40 Federal Innovators. Top Workplaces.

With Ambit established in the federal world, Kim continues to channel her entrepreneurial fervor into building an organization that reflects her core values. These values are rooted in an ability to apply new approaches and inject innovation across agencies to advance the federal mission. Ambit’s evolution is reflective of Kim’s ability to successfully build an enterprise and launch a cause.

Kim’s ongoing commitment to the growth and success of federal innovation is most recently demonstrated by her pioneering role as Chair for Smart Cities for both the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and the Global Business Executives Forum.