Mr. Hales brings extensive business experience in operational development, product management, retail marketing, and management to Zagg. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hales served as the CEO of Mity Enterprises, a furniture systems manufacturer with worldwide sales and operations. Mr. Hales served as the president, CEO and member of Back to Basics, Inc., an award-winning kitchenware company that was recognized as Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2004 and held Inc. 500 recognition in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Mr. Hales also currently serves as a director for Norco, Inc. and Development Capital. From April 2003 to June 2007, Mr. Hales served as a board advisor to WiLife, a consumer electronics firm, where he helped manage WiLife through a rapid growth phase. WiLife was later sold to Logitech.
Mr. Hales earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brigham Young University.