RewardStock owner and CEO Jonathan Hayes braved the waters of ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday and swam away with a pretty sweet deal.
RewardStock is a Cary-based online company that helps users save money on travel by showing them how to earn and use frequent flier miles and credit card points to pay for trips. It was started by Jonathan Hayes, a former Wall Street investment banker who grew up in Raleigh and attended Leesville Road High School and the North Carolina School of Science and Math.
Hayes got the idea for the company after spending three weeks researching how to use credit card points to pay for his honeymoon to the Maldives. He said he ended up paying about $200 for a $40,000 trip.