Charlie Hays ~ Charlie is a local girl. She grew up in Carlton and attended Yamhill-Carlton High School. Her parents owned Hays’ Shoe Repair (now Crescent Café and R. Stuart) from 1983 until her father passed in 1998, and she feels like she grew up on 3rd Street. Weekends were spent working for her parents in the morning to earn money for the matinee at The Mack, or an ice cream at Aunt Aggie’s. During high school, she worked for Midge’s Diner, Frame Corner, and RJ Photography, all on 3rd Street.
Charlie and Bob met while working for different hi-tech companies in Portland. They married in 1995 and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Charlie graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a degree in Art History and a minor in Painting. She went on to pursue painting while raising their three children and is also an avid cyclist, master gardener, and enthusiastic cook and baker.
Although not living there now, Charlie has a vested interest in the prosperity and success of McMinnville. Her mom still lives in town, and her sister Linda has owned and run Hopscotch Toys for the past 18 years. Acknowledging that there is a sense of collective ownership of the Mack Theater in McMinnville, Charlie feels a sense of stewardship for the buildings and the businesses they house as well as an obligation to bring them back to service for the community.
Bob Komin ~ Bob grew up in Beaverton, attended Jesuit High School and graduated from the University of Oregon before receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School. After spending the last 2 decades working in Silicon Valley as a CFO helping to build fast growing high technology companies, his family moved back home to Oregon last September relocating in Bend and are thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest and closer to family in McMinnville and the Portland area.
Bob is currently a private investor, member of the executive committee and chairman of the audit and risk committee of the University of Oregon Foundation Board of Trustees, and is advising 4 startup companies. During his career he has helped raise over $7.5 billion in equity and debt capital.
From March 2015 to June 2020 Bob was CFO of NASDAQ listed Sunrun, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Bob previously served as CFO of Flurry, Inc. (acquired for $200 million by Yahoo! in 2014), a mobile application analytics and data-powered advertising platform with over 1.5 billion connected devices. Prior to joining Flurry, Inc., Bob held CFO roles at Ticketfly (acquired by Pandora and most recently sold to Eventbrite), Linden Lab/Second Life (pioneers in virtual currency exchangeable into multiple global real world currencies, micro transactions and virtual reality), Solexel, Tellme Networks (acquired for $800 million by Microsoft in 2007), and XOR.