Hayley Furman

Hayley Furman

Business Development Representative

Cortex Sustainability Intelligence

Sanford, FL USA

If you’re directionless, just move forward. Take each day as it comes and see what sticks.


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Hayley Furman


My road in life has taken me all over.
I was born in Louisiana, but grew up in New Jersey with my adoptive family.
Initially, I wasn’t too sure about what I wanted to do with my life, and didn’t have a clear direction.
I dropped out of high school, earned my GED, and worked different jobs just to pay the bills.
A friend of mine opened my eyes to gardening, agriculture, and sustainability, and I decided I wanted to pursue a career related to sustainability.
I moved to Florida and earned my associate degree in environmental studies from Seminole State College.
I won a scholarship and was able to transfer to Stetson University in Florida to pursue a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and economics.
While in college, I worked in marketing for a financial group and then in program management for the CLEO Institute, which is dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy.
After graduating, I joined Cortex Sustainability Intelligence as a business development representative, where I generate leads and help clients reduce their carbon emissions.
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Associate's Degree
Environmental Studies
Seminole State College
Environmental Policy and Economics
Stetson University


Business Development Representative

I help our clients reduce their carbon emissions and increase their energy savings.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I work remotely, so I sign on for the day from home. When I sign on, I check my calendar and see what's on the pipeline for the day. I participate in team meetings to see what's going on in our sales team. I'll also join larger team meetings to understand what the broader Cortex team is doing. Then a lot of my time is spent reaching out to potential clients to offer our services to help them reduce their carbon emissions.