"No one had ever done this before. We were the first. Not that we were aiming to break new ground; it's just what the client needed."
Mary Kay Hayes
Mary Kay Hayes joined Blue Slate Solutions in February 2003, bringing more than 10 years of progressive accounting, financial modeling and analysis experience. Mary Kay has a proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects and responsibilities while consistently delivering value to Blue Slate's bottom line. Her performance has led her through progressively senior roles starting first as a Senior Consultant, then to Controller, and eventually to the CFO position she holds today.
Mary Kay is currently responsible for Blue Slate's internal financial oversight, reporting and analysis, while also lending her expertise to client engagements. Most recently, Mary Kay worked with a multinational manufacturing company to create consistent operational definitions and processes in order for the company to properly measure its manufacturing, engineering and installation operations on operating activities rather than accounting practices.
Prior to Blue Slate, Mary Kay worked for Integrail, a start-up healthcare informatics company where she performed financial analysis. For FedEx, Mary Kay conducted financial analysis in support of major capital expenditures. Her financial skills were also leveraged while she was with the Promus Hotel Corporation where she supported business development decisions surrounding new hotels and joint ventures with buy/sell analysis. Mary Kay also managed the receivables portfolio for GE Plastics' South East Region. She began her career at Coopers & Lybrand LLP as an auditor.
Mary Kay is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Union College, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.
At A Glance
- Financial Information Systems
- Financial Modeling and Analysis
- Strategy Design
- Project Leadership
- Process Management and Reengineering
Degrees / Certifications
- Master of Business Adminstration, Union College
- Bachelor of Science, State University of New York at Albany
- Certified Public Accountant, New York State