Gerry Hayden is a Partner – Finance and Operations

Gerry Hayden is a Partner in TechCXO’s Nashville, TN practice. As a CFO/strategic finance consultant with over 30 years of multidisciplinary experience, he has served organizations primarily as a Chief Financial Officer. Gerry’s primary area of expertise is healthcare and he has experience in the payor, service, provider and technology sectors of healthcare.

Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM) from 2008 to 2019. In addition to his grasp of the traditional CFO responsibilities of reporting, budgeting, financial analysis and staff development, Gerry has extensive background in M&A and capital formation, including a successful IPO. His experience extends to board level experience in both privately held firms as well as publicly traded companies.

At TechCXO, Gerry partners with CEOs, boards, and private equity firms of early- and mid-stage technology and health care companies as well as publicly traded entities. During his consulting tenure, he has been engaged in a CFO level projects with SaaS and healthcare companies such as PreferralSy.Med DevelopmentAngel Eye Health and IMAC, Inc. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Strategy
  • KPI/growth metrics
  • Gross margin expansion
  • Product design and pricing
  • Cash flow strategies
  • Customer segmentation analysis
  • Capital formation and accounting.

The business models include SaaS approaches as well as innovative blends of revenue streams.

Prior to TechCXO, Gerry has held a variety of CFO positions in addition to his HealthStream experience. He has been CFO at several healthcare companies including Medavant HealthCovationMeridian Occupational HealthEnvoyAllied Clinical Laboratories and Peak/Lincoln National Healthplan. Gerry’s background includes public accounting experience in the Boston office of Arthur Young & Co. He was also a board director at HealthStream, Inc. before becoming CFO and holds several board memberships in both private equity and public companies.

Gerry received his Accounting from Northeastern University, and bachelor’s degree in Government & International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.