Kim Hayes


The Ambit Group

As the co-founder and CEO of The Ambit Group, Kim was successful not just in building a company, but in launching a cause. After spending several years working within federal agencies she accumulated the experience and insight that confirmed her belief that she could transform how government delivered value to her fellow citizens. So she did.  

Kim channeled her entrepreneurial fervor into building an organization that reflected her core values and mirrored her ability to apply new approaches and inject new ideas across agencies to advance the federal mission.  

She applied a new, Human Centered Design approach to planning and management that had a dramatic effect on the work Ambit performed for their clients. Her teams learned how to combine regimented, repeatable and proven processes with insight, innovation, and experimentation to transform federal organizations into agile, high-performing models.  

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 and both 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.  

Kim lives the oath she took years ago when she joined the US Army. Her team, many of whom are Soldiers, Marines, Seamen and Airmen, share her commitment to philanthropic pursuits supporting a broad range of charities with a special emphasis on helping members of the military, local children, and their families.  

Having mastered the liberating potential of mobile technology, Kim is still able to escape the bounds of a relentless schedule to spend time with her three college aged kids, her pack of unruly labradoodles, and her trusty 7-iron.