Our Our Story

Hayes Locums is a healthcare staffing firm and physician recruitment agency focused on providing excellent service to our practitioners and clients. Our commitment is to make you our top priority — it is why we are an award-winning locums agency.

Our specialty-specific consultants are laser-focused on finding the perfect job, while our licensing, credentialing, and travel specialists provide quality service unmatched in the industry. Together, these dynamic teams form one of the largest and most successful firms in the country.

Nalto member
Best of staffing talent satisfaction 2018
Best of staffing client satisfaction 2018
2018 North America Staffing
2019 Fastest Growing Companies
2018 Largest Locum Tenens

Meet the leadership team

John’s personal motto is to provide his best while serving others and this ethic is reflected throughout the staffing company he founded in 2012. He knew from the outset that if we were laser focused on providing high-quality physicians and medical professionals to healthcare institutions, then success would follow. John continues to work daily with his sales and medical staff teams as they deliver first-rate, personalized service to all our health care providers and institutions. His dedicated leadership has allowed Hayes Locums to become one of the most well-respected medical staffing agencies in the U.S.

Born and raised in South Florida, John earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Out of the office, he loves spending time with his wife and three kids, attending his local church, and competing in triathlons.

The lone Florida State Seminole on our Executive Leadership team, Bobby received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from FSU in 2007. Prior to Hayes' inception, he established a substantial background in finance and accounting, and then turned his focus to the staffing industry. Bobby’s commitment to serving our clients and employees as he oversees contract negotiations and revenue development, is an integral part of Hayes’ success as a locum staffing agency.

While energized by our dynamic work environment, Bobby is foremost a dedicated family man, who loves spending time with his wife and their three lively boys. The highlight of his week is grilling steaks for the family and coaching his sons’ pee-wee sports teams.

Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Prior to co-founding Hayes, he worked in medical device sales for over seven years with St. Jude Medical. The transactional expertise and professional network Ryan cultivated during those years were essential to establishing some of Hayes' cornerstone client relationships. Today, he leads the sales floor and guides the development of our growing team of locum staffing consultants.

When he's not in the office, Ryan can usually be found doting on his wife and kids, working on his golf game, or getting a good shoe shine.

Amy Perry brings a solid background of finance and accounting to her position as Hayes’ new CFO. In addition to handling the same position for the Florida Panthers, Perry also served as the club’s Director of Corporate Accounting/Controller—a position that followed 17 years of working in the accounting department at Cross Country Healthcare.

While at Cross Country, Amy worked on the company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) and served as Controller of its largest subsidiary, Cross Country Staffing, located in Boca Raton. She was later promoted to Director of Corporate Accounting for Cross Country Staffing, where she worked on due diligence for three mergers, while overseeing the accounting and AP departments. Amy started her career as a staff accountant with TravCorps in Boston, Massachusetts, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University, also in Boston.

Sonya Hinds brings over 20 years of Human Resources and Operations expertise to her new position as Chief People Officer. During her career, Sonya has been charged with developing and leading world-class Human Resources programs and operations domestically and internationally to meet human capital needs and strategic goals.

She possesses a keen understanding of the U.S. workforce, and is passionate about servant leadership, shaping high performing organizations, driving increased levels of employee engagement and developing recognition rich cultures.

Sonya is a proud US Army Veteran of the Gulf War. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Maryland, University College and is a mentor at the Boys & Girls Club of America. She loves spending time with her son, family, and friends and also enjoys international travel.  

As a former educator, administrator, and healthcare manager, Karen oversees all areas of Risk Management including reviewing processes and procedures for credentialing including approving our providers to work on assignments for Hayes as well as working as a liaison between our providers and our insurance carrier. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University, and Master of Science in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of NAMSS, FSHRM, ASHRM, and is licensed by the State of Florida in Healthcare Risk Management. Karen is a Florida native and lives in Lauderdale-by-the Sea with her husband. They have six married children and nineteen grandchildren.

Andy joined Hayes Locums in May 2018. He brings a wealth of leadership and management experience from his 17 years at Enterprise Holdings in Chicago, Cleveland, and Miami. In addition to coaching his teams of consultants at Hayes Locums, Andy enjoys being a youth sports coach. He is also an active supporter of Hayes Helps, where he volunteers to help in a variety of worthy causes which range from helping children and the homeless to senior citizens and veterans.

Andy graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys. They keep him quite busy, but he somehow manages to squeeze in time to keep up his skills as an avid golfer.

A graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Sandra joined Hayes Locums in April 2019 and brings over 25 years of legal experience. The addition of General Counsel to the Hayes Leadership Team has allowed the company to negotiate contracts more quickly, increasing their ability to place providers at more facilities and in turn, help more communities. She is also dedicated to providing strategic legal advice to ensure the highest level of quality control and risk management practices so that Hayes can continue to deliver quality matches to our healthcare institutions.

Sandra is a true Floridian and is happy to call the sunshine state home again after 9 years in Louisville, Kentucky. She loves to travel and entertain, and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter.

Jon joined Hayes Locums in September 2018. He brings over 20 years of information technology experience, working in a multitude of different industries including healthcare, education, manufacturing, and accounting. As the VP of IT he and his team oversee all aspects of technology infrastructure and services.

Born and raised In Tennessee, Jon graduated from the University of TN with a degree in Computer Science and from TN State with a Master’s in Business. He also maintains multiple industry certifications including Project Management and ITIL.

When he isn’t at work Jon is spending time with his wife and four kids, indulging in all things Disney, enjoying movies, and serving on the boards of non-profits. 

We’re driven to exceed expectations

We accomplish our mission by providing dependable, trustworthy healthcare staffing services to practitioners and healthcare institutions nationwide.

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Hayes Locums made the process and travel extremely easy and even enjoyable - and are always available to help should any issues arise. I have since recommended using Hayes Locums to my junior fellows and general surgery residency friends.

Vascular Surgeon

My consultant has been amazing to work with. He is responsive, always available, and truly works towards my best interest.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Florida

Everyone at Hayes has proved to be both helpful and honest. When dealing with employees at other locums firms, the sense is often the very opposite.

Neurosurgeon
Washington

My consultant is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful and cheerful without being intrusive or pushy. I am so appreciative of all her hard work to get me placed!

Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician
Texas

Hayes will under promise and over deliver 99% of the time.

Physician Recruiter
Virginia

Hayes is easy to work with. Good recruiters who know how to recruit and are informed of your needs. Not pushy.

Physician Recruiter
New York

My contacts at Hayes have all been responsive and attentive—and kind. Each one of them has made sure I never was left waiting or wondering, often working with me after hours or through a hurricane or within days of having a new baby. Their professionalism and humanity are inspiring.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Louisiana

My consultant has really made my experience working for Hayes great. He is incredibly motivated and goes above and beyond to help me find the positions I am really looking for and makes sure that every step of the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Emergency Medicine Physician
Florida

I have had nothing but positive experiences working assignments through Hayes in the past few years.

Emergency Medicine Physician
Nevada

Hayes is very easy to work with and they go above and beyond to make sure we have coverage when needed!

Practice Manager
Texas

A medical recruitment agency is sales. In order to make a sale, one has to be persistent, often proactive and sometimes aggressive. I'm an MD and am just as aggressive in identifying people I want to work with and weeding out those I don't in the locums world. People who complain about getting calls and emails may or may not realize the nature of the work that goes into making a sale from the other side. My personal experience with Hayes has been exemplary, but it is indeed very dependent on whom you work with and what you're looking for in this line of work. The people I have worked with at this company to secure an assignment are professional and courteous; they follow through tirelessly (from recruitment, licensure, credentialing to travel) and go out of their way to make sure I have a positive work experience. There is an insane amount of preparation and paperwork and follow-up that go behind the scene just so I can walk into the hospital and turn on my pager on day one. I have talked to probably close to a dozen companies; some recruiters come across as glorified used car salesmen, some keep banker's hours and are nowhere to be found past 4pm, and some try to save a buck by asking me to pay for my own licensing fees when they would take a 30% cut if I went on assignment with them. All in all, it is a highly individual journey as a clinician who navigates through the locums world. The folks at Hayes have provided the best consumer experience and exceeded my expectations. So, they deserve 5 stars from me.

Neurologist Physician
North Carolina

I have greatly appreciated all of the hard work Hayes, especially my Consultant, have done to help with all of the credentialing, making the travel arrangements to fit my schedule, and just being available to listen to my goals/desires for employment. All of these choices maximize my experiences and job satisfaction. I can't say enough good things about my experience with locums and with my consultant and Hayes.

Obstetrician Gynecologist
Oregon

I could not have asked for a better first Locums experience. Hayes had contacted me years earlier when I was a military intensivist and kept in regular, polite contact once or twice a year while I focused on my military career. After leaving active-duty service, I had a gap of several months before starting a teaching position. I reached out to Hayes and they placed me at a wonderful community hospital in Western NC. Everything about working with Hayes was great; from the prompt, personable care provided by my Senior Consultant to credentialing and day-to-day logistic care. When I had to leave the hospital to get to work at the University, I was sad to leave the assignment and sad not to be working with Hayes any more (at least for the moment). I would recommend Hayes without hesitation to any colleague looking for the best in a locums relationship.

Staff Intensivist
West Virginia

Overall the Hayes team has done an excellent job. I never feel pressured to take an assignment, and when I do accept an assignment they do an excellent job arranging travel and lodging.

Anonymous
Florida