Jarrod Hayes

CEO & Founder at Essentia

Jarrod Hayes is CEO & Founder at Essentia. Prior to this, Jarrod served as Managing Member of Utilipath, LLC, a nationwide network services provider that grew to become the 120th largest private company in North Carolina in only 10 years. Utilipath was honored with the Hire Power award from Inc. Magazine for growing by 97 employees in one year. Other growth awards included Inc. Magazine’s “Inc 5000” list (3 consecutive years), North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 (2 consecutive years), and the Charlotte Fast 50 (2 consecutive years). Jarrod led the divestiture of the Company’s Outside Plant Construction division and the spin-off of the Company’s Enterprise and Carrier Network Services division into Essentia.



  • CEO & Founder

    August, 2013 - present