Gary Hayes

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

COO, Managing Director and Co-Founder

  • 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, – 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 ( 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.