Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes, COO, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Raleigh—Durham · Chapel Hill

COO, Managing Director and Co-Founder
919.618.2551
hayes@scalefinance.com

  • Managing Director & Co-Founder of Scale Finance LLC – Managing CFO and Controller client services for the Triangle region
  • President, CFO Services LLC – Raleigh-based financial management services firm based providing access to seasoned Chief Financial Officer support on a part time basis to the SME marketplace (2004 to 2007)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Ateb, Inc– $15M software and solutions company providing IVR based solutions to the retail pharmacy space. Managed a $5.5M financing lead by major RTP based venture fund (2002-2003)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Koz.com – Assisted CEO in raising $35M in Venture Capital, acquired two companies and spun out a third (1999-2001)
  • VP & Corporate Controller – SAGA Software/Software AG – $250M software and services company. Participated in MBO from parent, lead the internal IPO team in preparing the S-1, and lead the acquisition team for a key $20M acquisition (1992 -1998)
  • MBA,University of Maryland

Active Community Service:

  • CED- Member of the Board of Directors, 2012 – 2014
  • Ibiliti – Appointed Treasurer, April 2012 – ibiliti supports the medical device industry in North Carolina
  • Nourish International- Member Board of Directors & Treasurer, July, 2013
  • Triangle Startup Factory – Sponsor and Mentor Partner
  • Launch Box Digital – Sponsor and Mentor Partner
  • Instructor for the CED Fast Trac program for entrepreneurs
  • Instructor for the Launching the Venture Program at the UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business
  • Guest lecturer for the undergraduate business school at UNC and NC State

About Scale Finance

Scale Finance LLC (www.scalefinance.com) provides professional CFO services, Controller solutions, and support in raising capital, or executing M&A transactions, to entrepreneurial companies. The firm specializes in cost-effective financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, implementing controls, complex modeling, business valuations, and other financial management, and provides strategic help for companies raising growth capital or considering M&A/recapitalization opportunities. Most of the firm’s clients are growing technology, healthcare, business services, consumer, and industrial companies at various stages of development from start-up to tens of millions in annual revenue. Scale Finance LLC has offices in Charlotte, NC, the Triangle, the Triad, Southern Pines, and Wilmington with a team of more than 30 professionals serving more than 100 companies throughout the region.