Rupert A. Hayles, Jr.
Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. is the President of The Center for Emotional and Spiritual Development. He is certified in many emotional intelligence instruments and uses these to coach leaders. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Regent University, Rupert has a MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degrees from Seton Hall University. Rupert is the author of two books including “Practical Strategy: Aligning Business with Information Technology.” He is an organizational strategist, author, lecturer and adjunct professor. He, his wife Maryann, son-Stephen and daughter-Savannah live in New Jersey. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr is also the Chief Operating Officer of the Christ Church New Jersey: Organizational Leaders organization. He provides oversight to the administrative staff, the church's subsidiary corporations, media activities, conferences and special projects. With dual degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems and graduate degrees in Finance and Decision Sciences from The University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton Business School, Rupert brings a wealth of advanced training and experience to the organization. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force before going on to hold several senior level strategic planning positions in the field of Information Technology at Prudential Insurance Company of America, Cytec Industries, Inc. and Merck & Company. Rupert is an adjunct professor of Strategic Technology Management at Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, a lecturer with the American Management Association, a global leader in management training and professional development. Rupert is author of the book, Practical Strategy: Aligning Business with Information Technology and a forthcoming book, Practical Strategy: Emotional Intelligence and the Church.