May 1, 2016 – Hayes Software Systems, the leader in inventory control software and services for the K-12 education market, announced the appointment of Matt Winebright as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2016. Michael Hayes, Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer, will remain active in the business as Chairman of Hayes’ Board of Directors.
“My father and I started this company in 1990 with a thousand bucks, a lot of hard work, and a passion to help school districts,” said Hayes. “I’m proud of our steady progress and reputation with school administrators. With the ever-growing influx of technology assets in schools, we are experiencing accelerated corporate growth. We need new leadership to take advantage of the opportunities in front of us while doubling down on our commitment to existing customers. Matt is an exceptional leader as well as passionate about our company’s heritage. His depth of experience and track record of success in education uniquely qualifies him to lead this company. Matt has the ability to inspire, energize, and connect employees, partners, customers, and industry leaders. Matt’s leadership is what we need to excel in this next chapter of our company, which I know will be even more impactful and exciting than the last.”
Mr. Winebright brings significant strategic and operational experience in the education industry to the new position, amassing a 20 year career in providing technology solutions for school districts. Serving most recently as the company’s President, Mr. Winebright has been instrumental in other roles at Hayes during his four year tenure, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Corporate Strategy.
“I’m incredibly fortunate to have an opportunity to work with such talented people and for a company who cares about employees and customers” Winebright said. “I look forward to driving our company’s continued success by focusing on our strategic priorities to better serve our customers. And I’m such a champion of the Hayes culture and our mission. I will be tireless in my effort to help lead this company to levels Michael and his father have envisioned Hayes reaching. This company is transforming at such a rapid pace, this is a very fun and exciting place to be and I’m honored to lead this great company.”
About Hayes Software Systems
By offering software and services tailor-made for the unique needs of education professionals for over 25 years, Hayes helps over 6,000 schools across the country implement inventory control solutions. Today, the company has customers in 38 states and serves district-wide deployments in over 30 of the largest 100 school districts in the country.
Hayes is a privately held company specializing in inventory automation solutions and consulting services to support K-12 instructional technology and instructional material accountability. While primarily servicing K-12 school systems, Hayes also has customers in higher education, state agencies, and government entities. For more information, visit www.hayessoft.com