Associate Product Owner

Chris Hayden

Associate product owner who loves tech and being a driving force in making it. Problem Solver - iPhone Smasher.

Chris Hayden

Why do you do what you do?

I've learned through my family that the most rewarding things are worth working for. Before Vokal, I worked in product management and front end development roles. These positions, although trying at times, provided a rewarding experience that I was proud to be behind. I am happy to be a part of Vokal using my skills and helping make products that we can be proud of. 

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by the people that aren't afraid of failing. For me, it's not one specific person, but just instances of friends, family or even random people giving it their best even when it looks like they might fail. When you can over come the fears of failure and step outside of your comfort zone, what you can actually do is pretty incredible.

What are some unexpected facts about you?

I wore the 6th generation iPod nano as a wrist watch - and loved it. Whenever I'm not starting at screens, I really enjoying being outdoors and seeing the places my legs will take me. 

If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?

I would want to be a tour guide for the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour. I like architecture, I like people, and I like boats. All together, magic.